When I was a kid, I played sports. I wasn’t into ballet, music, art or theater. I’m not gifted in those areas at all so it’s a good thing I wasn’t interested in pursuing them.

It’s fun to have a kid who has completely different interests than I (and Dave) did. I do wish I had some talent in dance or music because Lauren often asks for help and, really, she might as well be asking a tree! Thankfully, there are wonderful, talented people out there who like to teach and can give Lauren the expert advice that she needs.

Lauren started piano lessons last Fall and is doing remarkably well. She likes to practice and I love to listen. She picked it up fast enough that it was never tortuous for us, thank goodness! 😉