Three of my kids take piano lessons from the same teacher, so they take turns going first. They determined the order themselves several months ago. I thought it was all settled. It shouldn’t be difficult to maintain who goes first, second and third, right?At the start of a recent lesson, they argued.“You go first.”“I went first last week.”“No, you didn’t!”“Yes, I did!”The conflict escalated and intensified with much weeping and gnashing of teeth. It got so bad, the teacher had to call me in—I couldn’t believe I was refereeing a shouting match over who goes first for piano lessons! I resolved to end things abruptly by assigning an order.“Okay,” I began, pointing to them one-at-a-time. “You go. Then you. Then you. That’s it. No questions asked.” I started to go, then stopped and grumbled, “We’ll talk about this later.”I climbed into the car gnashing my own teeth…(Please visit HighCallingBlogs to read whether The Lecture that I launched delivered healthy correction or harsh criticism…)
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good post, ann.
nancy: I LOVE the artwork to go with it over at HCB and hope you don’t mind my highlighting and crediting you here, as well. People should get to know our nancy!