Friday, May 8, 2009

What would Beethoven's mom have done?

Last night was eventful.

Actually, it all started in the early afternoon when La Petite Belle had to stay after school for her first detention ever. "Why?," you ask. Let's just say she learned a new word from another wholesome preacher's kid. She then repeated this word she had heard for the first time at this Christian school and was given a detention for profanity. The word ... I know you're wondering ... think of a cruder way to say donkey and you got it. It's so ironic the things kids learn at a Christian school from preacher's kids.

After picking La Petite Belle up from this first-ever detention, which, by the way, she was appalled that she had to serve, we rushed home to get ready for K Belle's piano recital.

The entire time we're rushing all I'm thinking about is about when am I going to do Day 4 of The Shred. When will I have 20 extra minutes?

Anyway, we all shower and get dressed up because I think it's a rule that if you have any type of recital, you have to go to dinner with your family after.

We leave.
We get to the recital.

K Belle says, "Mom, I forgot my music in my piano bag at home."

The recital starts in 10 minutes. No time to go home & back.

I say, "Oh, well. You'll just have to play your pieces without." (I know she has at least one of them memorized.)

And, you know what this child does? Plays them perfectly. No music. Perfect.
Even Jesus stopped and listened.
We were proud of our little musical genius. Music or no music, she did great.
Nana & Poppee were proud too.
Then, out to dinner at Carrabba's.
Still thinking about when that 20 minutes of The Shred is going to happen.
I did eat a salad. Add a cup of soup. And some bread. OK, it wasn't that healthy.

However, I did The Shred at 9:21 p.m. on a full stomach. Day 4 complete.


Aspiemom said...

Good for you! Day 4 done!

I remember when Ryan was in 1st grade and the kids were teaching him finger gestures and bad words. He came to me, asking "What's F- mean?". All innocence. My son was horrified if anyone said even the slightest bad word, so I didn't need to worry about him repeating them once I explained them!

The Hat Chick said...

Great pictures of your family. aren't kids amazing? I can't even remember where I put my car keys.

sara said...

it doesn't matter what school a kid goes to.....they will learn all the things you don't want them will be kids! :)

congrats to K Belle!! all my kids are musical and I LOVE going to recitals!!...just not honors ceremonies...

And guess what? I ordered the 30 day shred (it is no where to be found in town) body hurts already!

Happy mother's day!

RachelQ said...

Sounds like she takes after her parents!!! yay for her!!1

Good for you for doing your shred..

thedomesticfringe said...

I would've skipped The Shred. You had a good excuse. ;-) Great pictures! It's funny how kids come through when they need to.


H-Mama said...

That's awesome! :D

"Rachel" said...

Those darn PKs! Corrupting all our children. :)

You have more willpower than me. I would have totally skipped the Shred.

Congrats to K Belle!

TCKK said...

Yeah!!! for your daughter and her recital. I remember I used to pray I'd break a finger before it was my turn to pray!! lol

Tracie said...

Congrats on squeezing in time for your "shred!"

Mama Belle - your family is beautiful!!!

And congrats to your little one on her perfect piano skillzzz!!


Angie said...

Kids pick up bad language all over the place... like, say at preschool. I used to work as a nanny for a 3 year old who learned that world on the playground at preschool, and then proceeded to use it in front of the neighborhood kids. When I was explaining to him why he wasn't supposed to use that word he said, "I know that's a bad word that I'm not allowed to use. But I was really mad."

By the way, I just found your blog, and I love the design of your background.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

SO proud of K Belle! Such talent. I remember all too well my piano recitals, and how nervous I would get, so for her to play the pieces perfectly with no music is pretty awesome in my book.

2Thinks said...

This reminds me of the time we arrived at a cello competition my son was in and discovered he had left his very long piece of unmemorized music at home- an hour back down the road. The accompanist had a copy of the music in treble clef. He needed it in bass clef- my husband photocopied it, my son transposed it in about 10 minutes. He performed at the scheduled time and got a first rating medal. A very sweaty experience.

atara said...

That's so cute! And you still did the shred after all of that!