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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #120 on: June 12, 2012, 03:17:31 pm »
 :thumbsup:

For the content of the thread, keep it coming.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #121 on: June 12, 2012, 03:38:51 pm »
My smug story for the day - Carl is getting quite good at playing the piano, and he has a recital on Thursday. He rather enjoys it. He can play many songs with reading the music as he goes, and at least three songs from memory.

Being Carl, he makes every practice into a full concert - he mimes collecting money from the audience (my wife and I), issues us tickets, and gets my wife to act as announcer; then he comes in, takes a bow, sits down and plays - he usually can't resist making Rock-star type gestures while playing  :D
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #122 on: June 12, 2012, 03:46:42 pm »
My smug story for the day - Carl is getting quite good at playing the piano, and he has a recital on Thursday. He rather enjoys it. He can play many songs with reading the music as he goes, and at least three songs from memory.

Being Carl, he makes every practice into a full concert - he mimes collecting money from the audience (my wife and I), issues us tickets, and gets my wife to act as announcer; then he comes in, takes a bow, sits down and plays - he usually can't resist making Rock-star type gestures while playing  :D

Dang, that's pretty cool.  How old is he now?
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #123 on: June 12, 2012, 03:54:11 pm »
My smug story for the day - Carl is getting quite good at playing the piano, and he has a recital on Thursday. He rather enjoys it. He can play many songs with reading the music as he goes, and at least three songs from memory.

Being Carl, he makes every practice into a full concert - he mimes collecting money from the audience (my wife and I), issues us tickets, and gets my wife to act as announcer; then he comes in, takes a bow, sits down and plays - he usually can't resist making Rock-star type gestures while playing  :D

Dang, that's pretty cool.  How old is he now?

He's six.

I can't play a note myself (my parents tried to get me to take piano lessons and I hated it so much I refused to go), so I'm tickled pink that at six he can already do something I can't.  :D
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #124 on: June 12, 2012, 04:13:21 pm »
My smug story for the day - Carl is getting quite good at playing the piano, and he has a recital on Thursday. He rather enjoys it. He can play many songs with reading the music as he goes, and at least three songs from memory.

Being Carl, he makes every practice into a full concert - he mimes collecting money from the audience (my wife and I), issues us tickets, and gets my wife to act as announcer; then he comes in, takes a bow, sits down and plays - he usually can't resist making Rock-star type gestures while playing  :D

Dang, that's pretty cool.  How old is he now?

He's six.

I can't play a note myself (my parents tried to get me to take piano lessons and I hated it so much I refused to go), so I'm tickled pink that at six he can already do something I can't.  :D

When did you start with Carl?

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #125 on: June 12, 2012, 04:36:46 pm »
My oldest is 18 today.  That makes me feel pretty old.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #126 on: June 13, 2012, 08:13:51 am »
When did you start with Carl?

He's been playing for seven months or so - so when he was just turned six.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #127 on: June 13, 2012, 09:02:27 am »
When did you start with Carl?

He's been playing for seven months or so - so when he was just turned six.

Ah.  I'd like tim to play an instrument, potentially piano, but am unsure when to start him.  5 seemed the earliest possible, 6 maybe more realistic.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #128 on: June 15, 2012, 04:08:49 pm »
When did you start with Carl?

He's been playing for seven months or so - so when he was just turned six.

Ah.  I'd like tim to play an instrument, potentially piano, but am unsure when to start him.  5 seemed the earliest possible, 6 maybe more realistic.

Dunno if you can access it, but here's a video my mother took of one of the songs at his recital (he's playing a duet with his teacher): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBzPTzp9tkc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #129 on: July 03, 2012, 04:40:30 pm »
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #130 on: July 03, 2012, 05:05:51 pm »
Wait, did you just post your last name here?
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2012, 05:06:54 pm »
Do you think he gave his real name :rolleyes:
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #132 on: July 03, 2012, 05:22:52 pm »
Do you think he gave his real name :rolleyes:

He's getting on in years.  He could slip up.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #133 on: July 03, 2012, 05:37:28 pm »
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #134 on: July 03, 2012, 07:07:53 pm »
We all know it's John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
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