I wanted to title this post 'horny girl', but didn't want to receive hate mail about the appropriateness of such title and my 11 year old daughter. I am a model of restraint.
Today her biggest wish came true and she got to bring home her french horn. Ever since she signed up for band she has talked about the day she'd get to switch instruments. Today was the day. The music store delivered her mouthpiece yesterday. Today she got her sheet music and horn. Very heavy horn, I will add.
Only 3 kids switched to french horn, so they all get an instrument at school, and one to keep at home. Her home model is a litle beat up, but it's free. We had to rent the trumpet, but she gets 2 french horn's and we don't have to rent even one. Ok. We do have to have music lessons for an undetermined amount of time, until the teacher feels she is caught up with the class. It's a whole new world for us. Nobody in our home plays an instrument, or ever has.
Em's confidence is a little shaken because she's having a hard time reaching all the buttons, but I'm sure by the end of the weekend she will have it down pat. And it will stop sounding like a dying walrus, like the trumpet did at first.
I am so proud of her dedication!