I started getting all Asian-mom on Vince with his violin practicing exactly a month ago and although I have yet to hit him or yell at him, he has practiced triumphantly (and begrudgingly) for 30 days in a row. There have been tears and there have been bribes, but I think we made a lot of progress in the past 30 days – mainly to learn that there are some things that are hard and not fun and if you work at them, you will get better. We are well on our way to Carnegie Hall (just kidding – I’m just hoping to make it to the next recital).
Although the bribe for making it 30 days was a video game for the Wii, we decided to go out yesterday to celebrate by having dinner at the bubble tea place down the street.
Edda was a little confused by the bubbles.
Last night, Edda was in a good, vocal mood, and I tried to ask her to say “mom”. I think she was trying – I tried really hard to turn in my head the sounds she was making into the word “mom” but I couldn’t hear it. No matter – she kept chattering and eventually fell asleep in my arms.