Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Beats.

We aren't churchgoing folks chez Carefoot, so Easter isn't meaningful in the deep, religious way it is for a lot of people. But hey, I can be pressured into buying my kids sh!t just like the everyone one else, so I jumped on the Easter wagon and bought them...percussion instruments. Must be the musician deeply embedded in my soul. When given the chance to get my kids sugar laden baskets of bunny crap, I opted to get Max a big rain stick, and Cameron a little one. Seems like a good tradition to me, maybe next year I'll get them wood blocks or a big drum from the Easter Bunny. They won't know what they're missing out on until they get to school. When they ask why everyone else gets chocolate, jelly beans and marshmallow peeps on Easter, I'll look shocked and tell them that the Easter Bunny's younger, clearly incompetent and unmusical cousin must be making deliveries to those families, and aren't we lucky that the Real Easter Bunny comes to our house with percussion instruments! Yes, I am going to be one of those parents. You should hear what I'm going to tell my kids about Santa and the Tooth Fairy.


  1. Anonymous6:21 p.m.

    You will be surprised when they grow up and are in the church choir, shaking their rain sticks in time to a good ole spirit raisin' hymn. That too runs in the family.

  2. Vanessa9:44 p.m.

    I think it is so fantastically cool that you got percussion instruments for your kiddos for Easter!! I'm 30 and I still go nuts for percussion instruments (I went all the way to Brazil this year to get a few, and some lessons on them!)

    On a more serious note, and one I'm sure you've thought of ... I'm curious if music is in the works for Max's therapy plans ... as we all know, music affects the mind in very unique and positive ways and could perhaps end up being a driving force in Max's life ...

  3. Vanessa - Max and I participate in a music therapy session every Wednesday morning with another mom and little boy the same age as Max who is also Autistic. I'm going to be working from home on Wednesdays just so I can take him. I think Music therapy is key, and I am planning on going back to school to get my Masters in Music Therapy once Max comes up on the waitlist for funding. I can do a 1 year program at Laurier! How cool is that?