Vincent got a violin and Suzuki violin lessons for Christmas. Even though I know that Vince will have a nice time, I’m nervous about these lessons. I don’t know why I’m more worried about these lessons as opposed to the piano lessons we had in Singapore, but maybe it’s that now I’m away from the house from 5:30 am to 6:30 pm and Jeremy’s out of the house from 7:30 am to 6:45 pm and they recommend that a beginner violin player practice 3 times a day for 15 minutes. We barely make room in our schedule for sitting on the toilet and brushing our teeth and we are not doing too well on either thing.
Also, we run a very relaxed household. No one tells anyone else what to do. In a good light, you can say when we do things, we think about what the other person would like and incorporate it into our plans; in a bad light, we’re just terminally passive aggressive. Ruby is perpetually confused by this lack of alpha in the house and is always trying to protect us from chihuahuas. It results in a little bit of chaos and disorganization. But it also means we are really, really bad at making people (especially underage ones) do things like daily practice.