I've made the decision to try consolidating all our music lessons into one afternoon instead of two because our schedule is getting too busy: I don't feel I can 'afford' that second afternoon when we have a number of fun activities coming up this spring and summer. We'll be juggling swimming, Fine Arts Wednesdays, back yard football, and a sewing class, in addition to music. Whew!
|Margaret holding Thomas on the front porch|
|Building Tinker Toys|
As it is, we will be at the music studio for about two-and-a-half hours for one child in violin, three child in piano, two children in one Theory and Technique class, and a third child in another Theory class. Three kids in lessons, four different teachers, all different locations around the studio rooms, and two little mischief-makers: Joseph (3) and Thomas (7 months).
|"John, entertain Joseph for a minute, please!"|
Today was our first day of trying the new arrangement and I was definitely working at the top of my game the whole time, every half hour switching children to different locations and teachers, changing up how I entertained the two little boys at least that often! We played in the driveway, I showed them how to hula hoop, we climbed up and down the stone wall repeatedly, and we played Tinker Toys and Legos.
|Margaret absolutely loved starting her Music Theory class! LOVED IT!|
It was tiring, and I'm not sure I could manage it if I were pregnant or if I had a current two-year-old in tow, but we're going to give this a try for now, and I will really enjoy freeing up that second afternoon for something else!
|Josey always asks for his turn on the piano.|