I just have to say what a wonderful husband I have. Last week, Taylor came home from school with the assignment to build an instrument that can change pitch and volume. Hmmmm, being the non-creative and lately very distracted person I am, I was annoyed. This was definately one of these projects that I could not make her come up with all on her own, it was pretty hard! But I didn't have time or energy to help her. So we came up with this......


two pencils tied together with a rubber band. It was pretty pathetic, but with the state of mind I was in last week, at least we came up with anything. Well, she also had to play a song with her instrument. At 9:00 the night before it was due, we went to try to play Mary had a Little Lamb, and it was near impossible. She was almost in a panic, embarassed to take her instrument to school, but I was tired and to the point of giving up, it was late. I started in on "You had all week to do this, now here it is at 9:00 the night before and we are in a panic trying to come up with something else! I'm sorry, you'll just have to suffer through having a cheezy instrument tomorrow!" There was much more said, I tend to go on and on sometimes :) but the point is she HAD been telling me about it all week, I just never got around to really helping her with it. So although I felt quite guilty I didn't know what else to do. David of course, overheard all of this. A little while later, Taylor and David were nowhere to be found. Then I heard giggling and laughing in the garage. Then I hear a drill. Then I heard some more laughing. I finally realized David was out with her making an instrument. He was tired too, we had plans to sit down and watch some TV together, but he could see how embarassed she was and couldn't let her take that rediculous instrument to school. So they worked and worked until about 11:00. I was in here listening to them as they made this memory so proud of the man I married. So glad that he had it in him to have a little compassion on her and was willing to sacrifice to help her when she needed it. Not only did he help her create something she was proud of, he turned a bad moment around, and they bonded and made a happy memory. Here is what they came up with.....




Afterwards, it was a complete turn around. She couldn't wait to take her instrument to school and instead of being embarassed of her project she was proud. She deserved that and I'm so glad David recognized it when I didn't. What a guy, I'm so lucky!


4 comments:

Kathy Powell said...

Wow! They really did a great job!! So what song did she end up playing? And who assigned that project anyway??? That looked VERY hard!!! WAY TO GO DAVID!!!

Anonymous said...

Kudos to David !!!!!!! I always knew he had "it" in him (hee hee) :) so happy you all had a good weekend......Love & hugs
p.s very touching too ....
Aunt Nancy

Mom said...

David,
Thanks. You took a situation that was going bad and made it into a wonderful experience. What a difference you made. That is a complicated-looking instrument! However did you come up with it? Maybe some of your dad's piano experience rubbed off on you?
Love,
Taylor's grandma (Linda)

Girl Child said...

He seems God sent.. that is too adorable.. and u are absolutely correct in saying "memory".. this will be such an awesome memory they will both share and tell many many people in their lives. So glad u have a good man. Your family is always in my thoughts and prayers.