Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sadie Suzuki Update

This morning Benny spilled a bowl of milk right onto his CPU. He carried on playing Roller Coaster Tycoon, and when I entered the room and immediately exploded into space, he said, "It's okay, it's okay! None got into the keyboard!" Uh, right. And of course we are out of paper towels. So Dan and I leaped into action, pulling out all the plugs, wiping it down, swabbing it with dishtowels, etc. The 409. The little bits of cereal. The soppy disks.

So now Benny is in the living room with us watching CNBC. I'm answering emails. Dan is setting up his trades for the day. I asked if I could switch CNBC to something more Benny-friendly, and Dan said, "Benny, you know your computer is back up running. You can play it if you want." Benny said, "Oh, can I just wait until the Jobless Claims comes out at 8:30?"


But the real point of my post is to report that the 50 day challenge has been transformative and wonderful for Sadie. When we started, she was not able to get through tuka-tuka-stop-stop without some help. Now, she is moving on to Lightly Row!!! In all the excitement of the science fair, I didn't even blog about her first recital. She played the new triplet variation of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and she was AMAZING AND WONDERFUL! Now she's learning A-steps-up-to-E-E-E. I think I can say now that we are over the twinkle hump, and we are on our way to playing real songs and making real music. She moved up to a 1/10th size violin, she practiced every day for 45 days, and here we are. Good old fifty-day challenge. Dan has increased his average speed, Benny has finished book four, and I have... been very proud of the accomplishments of my family members. ;D

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:38 PM

    Well, of course, we're all very proud of the wonderful and lovely Sadie, but Benny! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! What a squirrel. He wants to watch Jobless Claims. He even knows of the existence of Jobless Claims. He's eight years old!!! He absolutely is a squirrel!