Friday, February 27, 2015

The Preamble

Mica came home all excited last week because he found out that his class gets to sing School House Rock - The Preamble for a spring Art and Music Festival.

I was certainly familiar with the song. Dad taught Mica how to say The Preamble when he was two and a half years old. He said to me, "If your sister is going to teach him The Lord's Prayer, I'm teaching him The Preamble." So Mica learned it.

Crappy video alert! It's still cute though. I've posted this video before, so some of you may have already seen it.

Mica's been singing School House Rock - The Preamble often. Very often! He said, "Mom capture me singing it. I'll get my puzzle globe, and point to America, while I'm singing. You can publish it, so everyone can see. I think I want to be a singer if being a Lego maker doesn't work out." 
I captured the video, while laughing to myself the whole time. Mica's good at a lot of things, but singing isn't one of them. His voice cracks, and he's not even going through puberty yet. 

It reminds me of the time when my older sister decided she wanted to play the French horn. It hurt my ears. Everyone was happy when she quit. 

Isaak said, "Stop singing that Mica!" Dad said to me when we weren't around Mica, "You better not publish that video. His singing isn't the best." Well maybe he said something worse than that. Travis really thinks he should practice. He's hardly into music class at school. It's good to hear that he's excited about a song they are singing. 

I said to Mica, "You better keep singing Mica. You need practice." With a smile on my face. :)
Do you encourage your kids to do things that they are not very good at in hopes they will get better? 

Do you gently let them know that in this case singing is not his thing? 

He has to take music, so I'm encouraging the practice. He hardly gets into music class, so it's nice to hear his enthusiasm. Even if it's not what it's all cracked up to be.
If my Mom would have told me, "Alissa ball sports are not your thing." I wouldn't have tried as hard in gym class. I knew ball sports weren't my thing without her telling me so.


The Cranky said...

I didn't tell the kidling that because I wanted her to know it was okay to do something because you love it, not because you're going to be tops at it.

On the other hand, I don't see anything wrong with pointing out the things they're really gifted at.

Masshole Mommy said...

I vaguely remember this and certainly don't know it :) Good for him.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I remember this video! Yes, I do try to tell my girls gently when they aren't good at things, in hopes they pursue something they are better at. Mariah hates it when I do, but I would rather give her the truth and have her get miffed for a minute than live with embarrassing herself thinking she is better at something than she really is.

~ Noelle said...

I would not tell him he was great at it, but I would not tell him he isn't good at it. I would just have him practice and see where it goes!


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