Francesco's second grade teacher told me that she thought Francesco would like to be part of the OLG Respect Life Kids Music Ministry. The kids go to various nursing home in the community and play their instruments for the residents. I thought that would be a great thing for him.
Once I connected with the gentleman that runs the program I found out it occurs every other Monday at 3:30 pm. Really, 3:30 pm, why so early.
I thought I might be able to enlist my FIL in running him to these session but basketball started. Nicolo had practiced after school on Mondays and he could not be left at he school alone. I respectfully declined the participation till at least the end of Basketball season.
Well, Basketball came to an end and the gentleman told me about upcoming dates, and again the time was at 3:30 pm. Why?! Doesn't anyone work around here?
Then there was Baseball season and baseball practice, I was just about to respectfully decline (we are scheduled tight as it is already) when Francesco came to me and said, "I can't wait to go play for the medical place, what songs do you think I should play?"
I knew right then and there I had to take him and make it work somehow.
I then thought, I would let him try it out and if he did not like it I would then respectfully decline. I went to work early, left early and got him there at 3:30 (argh!)
Nothing makes my heart swell and leak out my eyes more than watching my child do something he loves and enjoys. He was beaming ear to ear, enthusiastic about playing the piano and even kept finding more songs to play. He loved it, he shined like a star and I loved that.
Needless to say, we are figuring out how to make it work, 3:30 pm, every other Monday.
I wish I could have gotten a better picture but the piano was huge!
The whole gang.