Yesterday, my older daughter was in tears because she doesn't want to take cello lessons. A family member had offered to pay for these lessons, and we thought it would be a good idea. But, the tears.
What to do? My first reaction was anger. Words swirled in my head, You are so lucky; you don't even know!
My second reaction was confusion. How can she not want this beautiful thing? She loves cello music. She loves music, period. And she can make the piano sing. Besides, our schedule is quite fluid as the kids are educated at home. She has no lack of personal time.
I still don't know what decision we'll make. Kids don't always see the future benefits. They can get stuck in the moment.
In any case, this will be on my mind as we move forward...
"If children...are sought for pleasure, they are likely to disappoint us, and may even be sources of displeasure that threaten [a] marriage. Children are a long-term investment of the highest sort, and we need to build that investment steadily with painstaking faith, love, and prayer."
Any thoughts on my cello cares?
Quote is from How Much is Enough? by Arthur Simon, p.83.
"Consideration" Painting by Stefani M. Rossi Used with permission.