Oh, the excitement! Ever since her buddy came over with a violin two months ago, the little one has literally begged me non-stop for her own. She even picked up her ukulele and one of my knitting needles and pretended to play. She has played that ukulele/violin for two months now, everyday. I thought maybe the interest would begin to wane, but oh no...she's become more insistent. After seeing some other little ones put on a concert recently it was all she would talk about. So I searched and searched and luckily the universe provided us with a teensy tiny violin just her size. And a teacher to go with it.
Six days before we were scheduled for the violin pick-up and first lesson, she woke Sasa and I up twice in the middle of the night asking for it. We then made a handy dandy violin calendar so she could mark off the days until it was the big day.
So today was finally the big day. We celebrated, we had a "Happy Violin Day!" breakfast. We dressed extra special for our violin lesson. (She wanted me to make her a "violin shirt and pants" this morning an hour before we had to leave!) And we told everyone in town (for the fiftythousandthtime) that we were going to get her violin.
And she ROCKS it. Seriously. I mean, she had a good grip on the uke, but honestly...it's like she's played before. She carried it around with her all day: to the bookshop, to the bank, to the co-op, outside to play, upstairs to bed. She won't let it out of her sight.
The zipper on the case is broken, so we made some fancy bands to put around the ends to hold it closed. (Purple, of course.) Next violin craft on the list? A lesson bag for her music books! And a violin shirt and pants I suppose...
What an exciting adventure this violin thing is! I'm sure you'll be seeing more soon!