Monday, December 7, 2009

The Sweetest Sounds

A few years ago #4 asked for an Irish tin whistle for Christmas. He has picked it up from time to time and managed to learn how to play Mary Had a Little Lamb, the Little Drummer Boy and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This year #4 choose to home school, 7th grade is tough and this is a sensitive fellow. We have supported him in the decision, but except for checking his work have left it up to him to set the curriculum (based on 7th grade requirements of course). As part of his self directed curriculum #4 has began learning songs on his tin whistle.

As I sit here he is playing along to I know that My Redeemer Lives one of his and my favorites. Each note isn't yet perfect but he is going through it over and over without being prompted, the sweetest sound to a mothers ears.

Another sweet sound filled my ears today. My #1 called from a three day seminar he is attending with his Grandpa, he was feeling stressed out about how to process all the information and the attitude of the presenters. His first thought was to call Mom. We talked for awhile and he calmed down took a deep breath and said, "I'm going back in now, thanks for talking to me, I love you." That's some SWEET TALK coming from this boy.

Hope your day is filled with sweet sounds.


Cowboy mom said...

Yeah, Sweet can you hear the jingling of bells the stomping of hoofs, the occaisional snorting of a reindeer, and see the steem from his breath? I sure hope you're looking forward to the Christmas party.(wink)
I'm sooo excited. I love what I'm getting you guys! hee hee hee. I've been so tempted to blog about what I'm doing but I know you'd see it and spoil my fun. sigh so I will refrain from that until possibly the 20th.

Kristina P. said...

I love sweet sounds! What a cool thing to play!

LeShel said...

those are seriously sweet sounds.

Mummy McTavish said...

Awww, tears in my eyes! That says HEAPS for what a great mum you are that #1 wanted to call you to download... so sweet! He knows who he can count on!

All I can hear right now is Dragon tooting one of those obnoxious party blowers that I told him he couldn't use until Monkey was awake... he sure is making the most of Monkey being awake.

Nikia, May and da kids said...

WOW! I would like to have 7 boys. It must be very nice in your home. I have 2 boys and my one daughter. I love my kids, but my boys make my life easier. I know it must give you great joy to know how much your kids love you.

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Suz said...

It is nice to know that with all the loud sounds emitted from a home full of boys you are able to filter out the sweet sounds that make it all worth while.

You are indeed a great MOM.



Nonna Beach said...

Two of the sweetest sounds are a baby laughing or a child seeking advice, a listening ear and confidence from a a Mom of 4 boys & one girl, those sounds are all so, well, SWEET ! LOL

Elaine said...

Sounds like you're having a SWEET day! This just melted my heart!!

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

I missed this one too!! I have got to get my blog reading act together. How awesome that he is teaching himself the tin whistle. Those were some sweet sounds!

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