Thursday, March 02, 2006

Band decison

Preston told me this morning that he does not think he wants to go on tour with The Magic this summer. He thinks that it would be too difficult to do it all summer. I told him that he might look back on his decision and be disapointed that he did not go. He said that he will probably audition again next year. We talked about how far he had come in his exercising and strength training. He wants to continue to run and go to the gym. It has been a positive experience for him, and he got lots of good musical instruction while at the camps. I am a little disapointed because he would have traveled to a lot of places and learned to be on his own. On the other hand, he will be grown soon enough, and I would have really missed him this summer! He is still involved with his high school band, so there is plenty for him to do.


Motherkitty said...

Very cute picture!!!! A big toot from a little bitty toot.

My daughter had a friend who auditioned and was accepted by a drum and bugle corps when they were in college. She had an opportunity to travel and perform all over the world. She chose not to participate not only because of the expense, but because she would have been away from family (which was extremely important to her). I respect your son's decision not to participate. Enjoy him while you can because he will be all grown up before you know it.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Is that your son when he was younger in that picture? I guess you have to respect your son's wishes after all he is almost grown up, as you said. I know that your hoping he doesn't regret his decision later.

TUFFENUF said...

Thanks for the kind words. No, Abandoned, that's not my son, just a cute photo I found on the internet.

jellyhead said...

Hi Tuff,

Sorry you're a bit disappointed about your son's decision. Things have a way of working out, though, and it may be he knows himself well enough to know that he's not quite ready to go away for so long, doing such intensive work.

He seems to have real talent, and if that's the case, I'm sure there will be other opportunities down the track.

:) Jelly

PS thanks for your encouragement to me about my blog writing... it means a lot to me