FLAP YOUR WINGS reboot:
They never expected THIS to hatch out of their egg!
“If an egg is in your nest, you sit on it and keep it warm. It doesn’t matter whose egg it is.” That’s one of the many lines that brought tears to my eyes.
Jeff brought home a copy of P.D. Eastman’s Flap Your Wings from a garage sale when Cole was little. I was excited because I knew of Eastman’s other books like Are You My Mother? and Go Dog, Go! But I had never seen this one. It’s a beautiful story, and almost always my first choice for reading at day camps and after-school programs.
Integrity, loyalty, and non-judgment are qualities I admire in Father Bird and strive for in my own life. Also recovering from or responding well to surprises.
Integrity, loyalty, and non-judgment are the qualities that drive my life, my teaching, even the school I own—the Baton Rouge Conservatory.
They inform the way I choose and work with my fellow teachers as well as my students.
For instance, when a student comes into their 5th lesson (or sometimes 17th or even 142nd) and puts the violin on the wrong shoulder my first thought is
NOT “Fiddlesticks! You should really know better by now.”
“Hmmm…what would make it IMPOSSIBLE to forget which side the instrument goes on?”
I don’t always get this right, but it’s what I aim for…
…and the more I practice, the better I get.