I was supposed to go out for my birthday with Heidi last night but they rescheduled Kaila’s 5th grade band concert because of last week’s cold weather. So instead of a nice dinner and a movie, I got to hear a bunch of 5th graders who just started playing their instruments 4 months ago play Three Dog Night's Joy to the World (Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog), among other masterpieces. Another highlight of the evening: Kum Ba Yah as interpreted by the trumpet section. Breathtaking. When the full band played their first song, Foster (my six year old) put his hands over his ears. Classy. And then Heidi actually told me she'd pay me 5 bucks to stand up and dance during Jeremiah. I declined, though upon further reflection I definitely should have taken the money and done it.
To be honest, I was pretty impressed with Kaila and her flute section-- their "solo" song was very nice. And it was a very memorable evening with the family. I wouldn't have traded it!