Monday, November 27, 2006

The Beginning

Nyssa delighted with her first toy piano. 7 months old.
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"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness." ~ Joseph Priestley (English Chemist and Clergyman, 1733-1804)
Nyssa's Aunt Gayle gave her this toy piano and she quickly learned that if she pounded it with her hand, it made "noise". Oh, Yeah!!!! Thanks, Aunt Gayle!! At Grandma's house she found a real piano to pound on, sometimes laughing with delight and other times with such a serious face; furrowed brow, her tongue stuck out and down over her bottom lip as she made musical noise with both hands. Fortunately, we didn't have a "real" piano until she hit kindergarten. She signed up for lessons but Mrs. King warned us that it might be hard as she couldn't read yet. Nyssa was the first kindergarten student she had ever taken on. After her first lesson at school, she hopped in the car and breathlessly said, "Mom, guess what!" As I fervently prayed silently that she had not been expelled her first week of school, I managed to get out a soft, "What?" Her eyes wide she said, "Mrs. King got me for a piano lesson today and it was WONDERFUL!! We have to go buy a piano so I can practice." And so we did.

Submission for Moody Monday topic "delighted." (end of post)

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