Jed's dreams for playing the guitar have finally come true! Isn't he the cutest little rockstar you've ever laid eyes on?! His face is all grins when he holds that guitar. I'm so excited for Jed.
I've always planned on starting my children on a musical instrument at a young age (perhaps about age six) just as my mother did with me, but when Jed's preschool teachers expressed concerns about his fine motor skills and his speech, it hit me upside the head that he needed music lessons NOW. I mean, what better way to learn to control those fingers and to listen than through music? Plus, nothing can boost a kid's confidence than knowing he has a talent that few others have! And if he can play without a tremor, then wow. I will be so, so proud.
So here we are jumping feet first into lessons. I'll be honest, I'm a little anxious about how much work this will be on my part: practicing with Jed at least 15 minutes every single day. (I remember my mom telling me I had to practice every day I ate! Haha.) It won't be long before Jed will start fighting me and complaining about practicing, but from personal experience, I know the rewards are well worth it!
So here's to high hopes and dreams about a young stud years from now who might be able to bust out some bluegrass music with his mom, or better yet, simply serenade us with his musical talent. (Sigh. I'd be a puddle on the floor.)
But for now... Jed's just struggling to learn the names of the guitar strings. Wish us luck!