Most afternoons, these two spend some time playing their guitars together. They practice separately too, and each is a little annoyed to have the other nearby during their solo practice, but they will usually sit together for a few minutes at some point in the afternoon. He helps her with fingerings that she's still trying to master. He's remarkably patient with her, explaining the same things over and over until she understands. Sometimes he moves her fingers on the neck of the guitar to make sure they're in the right place. When they start to play, he waits for her to get it right. He isn't this patient with her about everything, so I'm often surprised by this. I think it's because his own playing is very important to him, making him feel more tender toward someone he plays with. They don't always get along, but they care about each other and they're mostly kind. Even on the rough days, I can look forward to a few minutes of gentle harmony.
Thanks for the birthday and get-well wishes you've left for us lately. We're still dealing with the latest illness, though the small Bears are back in school today. We're following our doctor's advice as to medicines and treatments and otherwise riding it out. It's fall and we have young kids, so illness is just a fact of life. I've accepted it, but that doesn't mean I have to like it, ha. Anyway, I'm really tired. I've been sleeping very poorly for weeks now and am so ready to stop nursing sick people. This too shall pass. Just another week until our fall break and I'll have a few days to relax.
The first installment of my Winter Project Link Party will be live on Saturday! Please join me for another motivating season of check-ins and project-sharing.