Yesterday we took Children A and S back to their old piano teacher to resume lessons. After weeks of Beloved K leaving messages on the recommended new teacher’s answering machine, and listened to the household piano skills getting rustier and rustier, we decided we had to take action. So Beloved K kicked things in to motion last week, calling the old grump of a teacher (I don’t like her that much, but she gets good teaching results!) and booking the kids in for the remainder of the term. This has upsides, including the chance for weekly catch-ups with Jury and Co., which is always good.
The lessons went fairly well. Child A was, as indicated, rusty but nothing insurmountable. A bit of regular practice and we are sure she will be back on track and in the swing of things. Child S has remembered everything except the way he was supposed to hold his fingers while he played. You would think his last lesson was three days ago, not three months. Lunch was equally pleasant, an extra-large Woolies chook, lettuce, tomato, mayo and a dozen fresh(ish) rolls. No, that was not just mine…..that was for everybody.
Nephew K seemed very relaxed, as you would on your day off from work. He said furry animals sold a lot faster than finned ones, and that if fish had fur they would sell a lot better. Chances are we won’t find out. Niece H was at work, obviously still juggling the work/study thing. Then again, at 18 I didn’t give a toss about work-life balance at all……or know what it meant. Ahh for the days when we could just re-prioritise sleep to find the extra couple of hours we needed.
Today we are going shopping. I might pick up another new shirt and tie for work. I’m hoping Beloved K will spend some money on her own wardrobe….just because she deserves nice things. She is inclined not to spend on herself and often comes back with things for everyone except herself when she goes to the shops. I’ll try to post an update when we get back.