That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” - Titus 2:4,5
Aaliyah is our little songbird. She wakes up singing. I love that about her. This past week she had the hymn "Love Lifted Me" in her head. It started out as "Love lipp-ed me" and became whatever was on her mind at the time. The tune was always the same; but the words kept changing. Yesterday afternoon we were in the garden and Aaliyah found a big stick and started playing it like a cello. She serenaded us for about fifteen minutes. I taught her how to curtsy when she was done; but then she felt like she needed to sing something else so she could curtsy again.
My instrument playing is limited to piano and the trombone (which is VERY limited); but I may have to branch out and learn at least the basics of a few other instruments because Aaliyah loves and has shown an interest in a variety of other instruments. She plays our sink as piano, short sticks become flutes, Popsicle sticks are drums or maracas - you get the point. Sometimes when I turn the radio on or a CD she will go over and sit near the radio and just listen or sing along. Raymond and I have talked about it and we want all our children to learn at least the basics of playing the piano; but do any of you music teachers out there have any suggestions?