"Mom, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I want to learn how to play the viola."
Mack took me by surprise at the end of last school year.
I play the viola. Music was definitely a big part of my youth! But I also played sports. Ballet, dance, gymnastics- I tried it all. My parents put me in pretty much everything as a kid, and let me pick what I enjoyed most.
I want my kids to have the same chance to pursue THEIR interests. At first I kind of thought Mack was only interested in the viola because of me. So I didn't bring it up over the summer.
But after the summer break, that first day of school he was the one to remind me- "Mom, I really do want to play the viola".
So here we are, picking out Mack's first viola, getting him ready for orchestra. Fifth grade- that's when I started the viola as well!
Guess it's payback time for all the screeches of viola practicing my parents had to endure.
My little guy is growing up!