It might not be what you think. . .
I was debating about what to write, or if to write, the post for this week’s challenge – Furniture Favorites. Miss E told me I needed to. She decided to tell me what her favorite pieces of furniture were and ended with our piano. I was puzzled so asked her to explain the piano – she doesn’t play, I don’t often play, it doesn’t get used as much as we’d like and it is more of a storage place than anything most of the time. Her answer made me smile.
This is what she said: When someone does play the piano, it generally ends up with all of the family being involved. Sometimes you play or sometimes dad plays and someone else comes along and sings. Or you play and dad pulls out his guitar and the family gathers around to sing. Sometimes, dad will talk about my music class and use the piano to explain a point. It never stays at that point and we spent a lot of time at the piano talking, playing, and, not surprisingly, singing and laughing.
The piano brings our family together. Whether it is for holiday singing, like Christmas carols, or just plain ol kids songs, like Sesame Street, we gather around and have a good time. So, the piano wins, hands down, for favorite piece of furniture, bringing the family around for some music, singing, and joy.
Lori, At Home.
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what a sweet post. I love it! 🙂
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That is a great reason for why the piano is so important! Anything that can bring the family together is wonderful.
Agreed! I loved her answer and it made me realize, again, that we need to hear our kids’ perspectives on things.
Oh, what a sweet heart she has. I think you need to play more often.
I do need to. I really do.
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