This video is everything. .
Lexie was begging to play the guitar, but after looking into it, I decided she was too young to handle that instrument. The ukulele though... only 4 strings, small, easy to manage... Two days ago, we walked into the music store just to check them out and see what the cost was; and when the gentleman there let her hold one and strum it, I saw her little face light up in a way I never had before. She listened to his every word and was so very proud of herself when she played a chord. I could not leave that store without a ukulele. .
In the past, I have been VERY careful with money. I imagine most of us are on a budget. However, these past few weeks, I’ve been saying a lot of “yes” without thinking about what I’m spending. I’ve made memories with my kids, I’ve allowed myself to have fun without attaching a price to it. And buying my daughter her first instrument filled me with more joy than I could ever have imagined. .
Lexie had her uke for 1 day and all she wanted to do was play Fugitive by the Indigo Girls. So, I transposed it and let her hang out on one chord the entire time. Playing this song with my daughter is a moment in my life I will never forget. I’m proud of her. I love that she loves the Indigo Girls just like her mommy. I love that I’ve passed something of value down to her. I love her little voice. I love her tiny fingers. I love the way she loves music and art (check out her Indigo Girls artwork a few posts back). And I love the way she expresses herself freely as only children do. .
So, there you have it. I’m breaking up the perfection of still photos on my Instagram feed to share that love and bring you some joy. Happy Sunday. 😊 ✌️ .
. “Mommy, please show Amy and Emily. They will love me.” 💕 @indigogirlsmusic
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