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April 05, 2010

Not All Piano Playing Is Enjoyable

When I was a young mother of just two children (one more was a twinkle in my eye), I enjoyed craft classes provided by the military for the spouses. Childcare was also provided, which was in the same large room in the back area with boxes of games and toys and an old piano.

One class in particular I was sitting with some neighbor ladies I was acquainted with and we were enjoying working on our project of the day. We were chattering and laughing and enjoying ourselves.

The sound of someone pounding on the piano at the back of the room found its way into my consciousness. None of us mentioned it for awhile. It started interfering with my good time and then it was downright annoying.

Finally, I spoke up in an irritated voice, "Someone's kids are making so much noise on that piano. Why doesn't that mother take care of her kids???"

The ladies at the table with me started laughing. I looked up and said "WHAT?"

My friends told me to stand up and look in the back of the room. I did. I saw my two kids on the piano bench pounding on the piano! Yikes. The little darlings.

Note: Photo is Nora at the piano found on Google.

56 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha. went to my parents yesterday...had fun...only down side...they have a piano, which my boys are fascinated with...headaches...lol.

Jeanie said...

We had some kids doing a little piano "playing" here yesterday so I know what you mean. I'm sure your kids were just developing their musical ability.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

AHAHAHAHA! That's just way too funny for words! ;)

DJan said...

Don't all pianos have a cover that goes down over the keys? Maybe not. But yes, that is a funny and rather embarrassing thing to happen to you! :-)

Badass Geek said...

Oops!

Shrinky said...

Oh, I just love this - hahaha! I think we have all been there.

Steve Julian said...

Love it. Great look on the blog. Clean and nice. Very good stories.

Betty said...

That´s exactly why my kids never learned to play piano! :)

jill said...

too funny! very cute photo as well!

Syd said...

My cousin and I used to pound on the piano as well. It was annoying as heck to us even!

Suldog said...

Ah! It always pays to look before making a disparaging comment :-)

blueviolet said...

I wasn't expecting to hear that it was your own kids! LMAO!!!

Mama Zen said...

This sounds familiar!

Kristina P. said...

Haha! Karma is so snotty sometimes!

jinksy said...

Kids, eh?!

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

that rocks, sometimes,.. I wish I was ALWYS in the right and Know, but I guess I can settle for most of the time ;)

Gabriella Moonlight said...

OMG this is so great and I swear just like my own life, the mirror always reflects back to my own life somehow...LOL and actually like you and this post, I can laugh about it a lot...thank you for the smile today.

gayle said...

I alwasy loved playing on my aunts piano!!

LL Cool Joe said...

My younger daughter plays the trumpet and piano, and I swear I want to leave home for good, whenever she practices!

HalfCrazy said...

Hey there!

Hahaha, that totally amused me! Next time, it's much better to look first before saying, no wait, screaming at the top of your lungs!

It surprised me that the military provides something for the soldiers' family. It's never like that in here.

Saint Dolores said...

I have to fight like the devil to keep from thinking my little one shriek/laughing in a restuarant isn't ADORABLE. Cuz it is...but no one else is gonna agree with that.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. That is so funny : )
Some mothers...i tell ya!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

I was fascinated with the piano. But I can only play Mary has A Little Lamb only.

Margie said...

Oh, such a funny story!
Loved it!
I got a big smile from it!

Yikes, the little darlings ... LOL!

Margie :)

Hilary said...

LOL.. ooops!

Seth said...

A priceless story. Thanks for sharing it!

cinner said...

That is too funny. My bird is fascinated with the keyboard and will go from end to end listening to the noise....No wonder he is usually in his cage. lol. take care. loved the pic too.

Unknown Mami said...

That is a classic story!

Bernie said...

so funny, it happened to me many years ago only it was my son on an accordian......migraine time.
..........:-) Hugs

Rock Chef said...

Important point - before complaining check that it isn't anything to do with you!

Hahahahaha!

Lola Sharp said...

We have a piano, and teenagers. It doesn't sound any better.

Maggie said...

I totally pictured someone turning around and looking at their children with mad eyes!

Omg that was tooo darn funny!!!!

Ronda Laveen said...

This is the funniest post I've ever read from you. You mother's emotions were so honest and real. Loved it!

Nezzy said...

.....and now we have the rest of the story! Heehehehe! Isn't that the way it goes!

God bless and have a terrific Tuesday!!!

Ina in Alaska said...

That is priceless!!!! xoxoxo

anne h said...

TechnoBabe - you are an awesome writer, with alot of great things to say. Very good insight!

Kathy M. said...

Ha ha ha. Kids are humbling aren't they?

lisleman said...

wow that sure made you feel embarrassed I imagine.
We have an old piano and I love for the little grandkids to bang on it. I guess if you are in the other room and not involved in the fun it could be annoying.

deb said...

Darn kids.


I've been there.

Cheryl said...

Haha...I can so relate to this! Thanks for stopping by my blog and as always leaving such wonderful comments! Have a wonderful week!

Fragrant Liar said...

Bwaaaaa-ha-ha-ha! Of COURSE, it was your own kids. Hysterical. Sometimes, you just gotta leave 'em outside . . .

English Rider said...

Wanna be Musician Hubby knows only one two-finger tune, and repeat!

beth said...

oh the stories we have from when our kids were younger....

oh and those easter buns.....the cutest little patooties EVER !

and in case you were really wonderng...the birds and the kids and the babies....none of them sit still for me....I just run around like an idiot to shoot them :)

and birds...if you keep moving, they won't fly away as fast as they do when you stop and look at them....tricky, huh ?

A Free Man said...

Sounds about right!

Yousei Hime said...

Oh the delightful (and otherwise) moments of embarrassment our children afford us. As if I couldn't create enough of my own. Great story. Thanks for sharing it.

On my poetry -- I am woman, hear me roar. I am poet, watch me write! (Heehee) Thanks for the visit and the comment. I do believe I see a little spring growth on this poet.

Dave King said...

Priceless!

Big Dave T said...

Very funny story. I play piano but I remember when I was in my practicing years, my father would tire of my "pounding." Then he would start watching TV, meaning it was time for me to stop. I wish now I had the time to play more.

Hea, here is a link to that recipe for bunny bread you asked for on my blog.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Easter-Bunny-Bread

Julie said...

Haha! I didn't even see that one coming. What a great story. Kids know exactly how (and when) to embarrass us, don't they?

You also have the most awesome pictures with your posts. I love the maestro kitty!

otin said...

I remember doing that as a child. I am sure that it was very annoying to the adults!

Everyday Goddess said...

that's a riot!

Dianne said...

Ha! I've done that a few times!! I love/hate being self-righteously wrong ;)

thanks for your visit to my dancer post, you made me smile

terri said...

Kids LOVE to bang on pianos. I remember doing it as a kid at my grandparents' house while they pretended not to mind.

secret agent woman said...

Kids always seem to gravitate to the piano - lots of fun noise to be made!

Far Side of Fifty said...

cute story..I am sure all of us have been there one time or another:)

Marla said...

Great story!

Mrs4444 said...

That's FUNNY!LOL