It was a wonderful, creative, crazy idea.
It was a fun idea.
It was a scary idea.
Princess Buttercup’s band directory wanted the kids to teach their parents how to play the kids’ instruments for a segment in the Spring Band Concert.
I had never played clarinet in my life, but I play the flute.
Lefty, bless his heart, is not musically inclined.
For some reason, PB got impatient teaching me and gave up. Then we decided that it would be kicky for Lefty (our favorite guy who is mathematically-minded, left-handed, and completely left-brained) to learn to play the clarinet.
It was an easy song to learn…the beginner among beginning-est songs: Mary had a Little Lamb.
Lefty is tenacious as a bulldog and threw himself into learning the toddler tune.
Last night, he made his stage debut with about 25 of us other parents at the band’s Spring Concert. Just to bulk up the Parent Band, the band director had a handful of us veteran musicians to play along with the group.
The kids joined us on stage to help the parents with our music and stage deportment.
It was cacophonous!
It was clamorous!
It was epic!
Afterwards, Lefty said to me, “You know…That was kind of fun.”