Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Joys of Parenting

I realize that sometimes I complain too much on this blog. It can be so therapeutic to talk about the trials and tribulations of parenting and if I get it all out on my blog, my kids don't have to hear it. But today I would like to point out one of the joys of parenting.

My son had a piano recital last night and he did an awesome job! One of the greatest joys of parenting is watching your child succeed after weeks of preparation. Although getting to that point is not always a joy. Those of you who have children that are involved in piano lessons know all too well how difficult it can be to make sure your child actually practices the piano. In fact, just a couple of days ago my son was not prepared for his piano recital. But after we had a discussion about the importance of being prepared and we also had some frustration, tears, and I'm not proud to admit some threats of calling his piano teacher and canceling his appearance at the recital...Gibson took it upon himself to practice very hard the past couple of days. Below is the result of his preparation and I couldn't be more proud of him. :-)


Karen said...

Yay Gibson! He must have felt great persevering and doing so well!

I think we all appreciate your honesty Brad (and the humour with which you do it) and you do a very nice job of balancing the not so good times with the joys. Thanks.

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Anonymous said...

You must be a very proud daddy! Your son may hate it now but someday he will thank you! Great job!