Dillan started taking violin lessons when he was seven years old, which I was supposed to be a participant in his practices. If you have read "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" that's me but dialed down about 90%. He's enjoyed playing the violin, even after he stopped taking lessons and has been performing with the middle school's orchestra. I can't tell if he's in the orchestra because he enjoys the violin or if he enjoys the ratio of girls to boys in the orchestra. There is definitely a social aspect of it that he likes.
Friday, February 10, 2012
This is a common theme with Kevin. When we lived in Utah, he would carry a tow chain in the truck during the winter in the hopes that he could rescue someone stuck in the snow. So this evening, he and I went to Costco in preparation for my parents coming to town, when we pulled into our parking spot and there was a two year old boy on the top of a roof of a car, just enough out of reach from his very short and very pregnant mom trying to wrangle him off the roof. There was a woman "helping", but she was on her cell phone and talking to someone and trying to reach for the boy, who was out of her reach as well. Kevin walked over, and fortunately the ladies had the boy facing them, and Kevin took the boy off guard and just lifted him on the roof and put him in his car seat. He was touted as a hero through all of Costco. Little did they know that this is second nature to him. One of the many reasons I love him. That and he writes the best love poems.