Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Music Makers...

One thing I forgot to mention that I found at Goodwill this week was a kids' keyboard....just a little one that has probably 25 keys and can be carried easily from room to room. We found one several years ago at a yard sale for $3 and it was a big hit. Unfortunately, it got dropped a few too many times and ended up falling apart. So, when I saw this pink one at the Goodwill, I had to get it. It was only $2.99 so I was willing to buy it not knowing if it worked. As I checked out the cashier told me to keep my receipt...electronics are exchangeable within 24 hours, so that made it even better. I got home with it, put in some batteries, and it worked. All of the kids wanted a turn, and they have each spent hours playing with it since then. They love making music and finding out what they can do with all the different keys and buttons....even Emma loves to sit down and play. I am planning to get out some of our piano books for them to use with it if they like. And as soon as Karl can get new casters on our piano we plan to bring that in so they can continue tinkering around on it. Eventually lessons are in store for everyone I think, but we've been waiting...first to get the piano from NY, now until we know where we'll be living. In the meantime, this keyboard has been a great entertainer...I'm so glad I invested the $3 once again!

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