Reminding myself to be patient with my son!

September 11, 2011

About 3 weeks ago I started teaching my son Austin the violin.  We’re now working on the Monkey Song, which is just getting the feel of placing his 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers down on the string.  I was hoping to get him on all the twinkle variations by now, but I’ve realized he needs to take things one step at a time.  While I was giving him the lesson today, I said to Austin,”You’ve got to have more patience for yourself Austin.  You may need to work 10 times harder than others because you have to take things one step at a time.  There are other students of mommy’s that can pick up the violin really fast, but everyone is different. You have to go at your own pace, and that is one step at a time.” While I was speaking to him, I realized I was talking to myself at the same time, because I was becoming quite impatient with him on his posture already.

I’m glad I’m teaching Austin the violin and the piano now, because I am learning so much since I teach him everyday instead of seeing my students once a week.  It’s quite a challenge, but I think I’m becoming more and more patient as we speak:)

I tried to upload a video of my performance out in the park this past Saturday for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in our community, but the file was too big for me to upload.  We had an eventful weekend!! Austin’s soccer team also won, which we are all so proud of the team work they had going on.  Time for a brand new week and I’m performing in a pre-school tomorrow morning here in Mountain House…that should be FUN!!!!!:)

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