Full disclosure here, I typically only post things of my girls with their permission. When they were young, obviously I got to make the decision on what to post and what to keep personal. But now that they are 11 and 13, I feel they should be able to make that decision on their own. Today I’m breaking that. I’m posting a video of Kevyn’s recital that I feel confident she wouldn’t want shared if I’d ask. Here’s the thing… While she was not pleased with her performance, I think she did great and I’m so proud of her! Kevyn’s piano teacher gives them their recital pieces about 2 months in advance. I listened to Kevyn play these songs perfectly for weeks! But at her recital she choked. She had a few hiccups and then I think her nerves got the best of her. After she was done, she walked back to her seat and cried. She cried because she knew she could play those songs perfectly at home and when the time came to perform for all to see she screwed up.
My heart hurt for her because I too have heard her play those pieces flawlessly a hundred times. I too wanted everyone to hear how talented she is.
In the end, I still think everyone could see Kevyn’s talent and while her songs were not performed flawlessly, she still made me super proud!
Kevyn and her wonderful piano teacher, Mrs. Julie.
Kevyn’s classmate, Lyla, also takes lessons from the same teacher.
Sooo… funny story. Well, funny story to me at least. I was questioning Kevyn the night before her recital about details of the recital. Like, I wasn’t even sure where it was at. She then remembers she had a note in her piano folder that she was supposed to give me. On that note, it states that families are asked to bring a dessert or finger food for a light reception after the recital. This was like at 10 pm the night before. The next day I had scheduled myself to work at a different location and the day was basically jammed pack. (Translate, I had no time to bake anything.) I went to our local grocery store and picked up some packaged cookies and was going to call it good until I remembered that Kelby had received some oatmeal raisin cookies from a secret santa exchange the day prior! The fact that they were already in a cute tin was a bonus! Of course, I didn’t tell Kelby (who had a basketball game that night) until we were all eating dinner after the recital. She didn’t think it was as funny as I did. Haha!
So Kevyn, I’m really hoping once you are old enough to read my blog that you will forgive me for posting this! I think you did great and I am so proud of you!