Tuesday, December 30, 2008
A Quick Preschool Moment
I'm sitting in the middle of a group of 2 and 3 year olds playing with oversized legos when one kid marches up to me holding a lego tower horizontally and, with a giant grin, announces, "I'm playing the guitar." I quickly fashion myself a tower of similar proportions and say, "I'm playing the guitar too!" One of the teachers smiles at me and suggests, "Maybe you two can sing us a song." Before I know it, little Tal and I are standing in front of a group of five or six wide eyed children singing "Hiney Ma Tov" and pretending to strum our guitars. Soon, other kids join in, and each hands me his or her guitar for me to play it for a while before they have the courage to play it on their own. Eventually we start on other instruments - trumpets, flutes, drums, violins, harmonicas... We're jamming together to "Hiney Ma Tov" and the other teacher watches, shakes her head, and laughs.