Sunday, June 04, 2006
Will he be a musician or a conductor?
The outdoor concert we attended tonight.

Oronzo and I took Snuggle Bug to an outdoor concert tonight. It's not the first one he's gone to. We've been taking him to these spring/fall concerts (6 in each season) since he was 5 months old.

At first, it was simple. We'd wheel Snuggle Bug in his car seat/stroller combo, lay him on our blanket, play cards with our friends until it got dark, eat our picnic basket dinner, drink a bit of wine, and listen to fantastic music. He didn't go anywhere and he'd fall asleep in my arms, so it was no problem.

Snuggle Bug started crawling at 7 months, but he didn't like the feel of grass for the longest time, so he wouldn't stray off of our blanket and he still fell asleep in my arms.

This spring he's walking and now it's a bit more challenging to take him to these outdoor concerts, but still a lot of fun!

Now, Snuggle Bug runs all around our blanket, and weaves in and out of the crowd, pausing to flirt with strangers as one of us follows close behind. He likes to roll in the grass, pet dogs, play ball with the big kids, and when the music starts, he likes to go right up close to the amphitheater stage and watch the musicians and the conductor. He dances to the rhythm of the music, claps at the end of the songs, and tonight he also took a plastic spoon to use as a baton and he imitated the conductor with great enthusiasm!

Once again, he again fell asleep in my arms, to the melodious sound of pops orchestra music swirling up to the stars!

I wonder, will he grow up to be a musician or a conductor?

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10:31 PM
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6 Comments:
At 11:20 PM, Blogger Granny said...

I was raised with classical music and opera and I've been exposing the girls (with mixed results).

Good for you with the concerts. When I lived in San Francisco, their symphony performed at a park called Stern Grove every Sunday of the summer. It was free and wonderful.

I read some of your earliet posts. A beautiful story.

The inappropriate comments and questions about adoption seem to be a common thing. You're not the first I've heard this from and I've heard some idiotic (not intentionally unkind, just dumb) remarks when people see me with the great-granddaughters.

 
At 5:27 AM, Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

My husband "grew up" at the local band shell. His parents tell the story of his having wandered up on the stage (when his dad was supposed to be watching him!--his mother never leaves that part of the story out!). He went straight to the center front of the stage and danced and directed the orchestra and bowed at the end. He was all of 2 years old.

I have actually had several women in our home town tell me that story, just in case I'd never heard it before. Apparently it made quite an impression!

You may never know the joy that your little boy is bringing to the people at the concert. Some may never forget it!

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger kpjara said...

I'm telling you...he's going to be a musician!

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous chelle said...

That is so awesome. We have never experienced something like that with Becca!

Sounds like he is totally a music lover!

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Isn't it so fun when they get to that mobile stage and things aren't as "easy" as they used to be!? LOL Sounds like he really enjoys those outdoor concerts- that's wonderful!

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger org junkie said...

Wow, I'm in awe of your picture. I've never seen an outdoor theatre like this let alone ever attended one. That looks just amazing and fun.

Laura

 

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