Monday, February 09, 2009

John's Concert

John gave a wonderful concert on Friday night.  

He played for 45 minutes, all memorized.  My oldest son drove a six hour round trip from South Bend to be there.  So our whole family was there.

Was I proud?  Yeah.  (Just a little:-)

This is the two year old who threw a temper tantrum in his car seat when I put a children's tape on the tape player.  "CHOPIN!!!!" he screamed, tears rolling down his cheeks.  I turned around in disbelief and asked, "You want to hear Chopin?"  John, such a good kid even at two, nodded.   Needless to say, I said, "OK.  We're listening to Chopin," and I put on the Chopin tape we had.  I looked in my rear view mirror to see John, smiling happily now, and moving his fingers in the air as though he were playing the piano.

My maternal mental note?  Make sure this kid gets piano lessons.  The mental note was unnecessary though because he started begging for piano lessons when he was three.  We started him at four.

Blogging and real life friend Ruthann came with her husband and dear son Ted.  It was so good to see her.

Thanks for your prayers.

I have a video clip but haven't been able to post it yet.


Suzanne said...

So that is how it started? Wow, Rosemary! Had someone in your home been playing the piano already? Very interesting!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Suzanne, no. It was so weird. No one was playing our piano yet. (Except for fooling around with the keys, you know.) It was like it was just IN him.

Sarah (JOT) said...

YOu can just tell some things about some folks - your kid or not. He's a gem! Good on you for giving him the opportunity!!

'thann said...

Your story put tears in my eyes!

John is so gifted -- what a total joy it was to hear him play! His encore piece was lovely (Chopin). John is one of Teddy's heroes.

And it was cute to see his "lucky socks" again! I always wait to see them peeking out above his shoes!


Rosemary Bogdan said...

'thann, that's funny you know about the lucky socks. For you other readers, John always wears at his concerts these rather conspicuous looking argyle socks. I guess they serve him well:-)
Thanks for coming, Ruthann. I love that Chopin encore piece. It was great seeing you, Ted, and Teddy.

Mimi said...

Congratulations! He's very talented.

Lynz said...

Wow, I love hearing how people have talents discovered. That is a wonderful memory to record!