Patrick: “You play cello, Mommy.”
Me: “I do.”
Patrick: “Why is it just piano and cello now?”
Me: “That’s just what the musicians are playing right now. More instruments will join in soon.”
Patrick: “Maybe drums. BOOM BAP!"
Madelyn: shouts “Boom Bap!” then giggles at her brother.
Patrick: “Daddy plays drums!” he exclaims proudly.
Me “Yes, he does.”
Madelyn: about jumps out of her seat, “My Daddy!” and looks excitedly out the window, expecting to see him. Such a Daddy’s girl, that one :)
Patrick: “Why does Daddy play drums?”
Me “That’s the instrument he likes. If you could choose any instrument what would you play?”
Patrick: without hesitation, “Drums! Or bass GUITAR!” plays air guitar then throws his fist in the air, “ROCK!”
Patrick: “Can you say bass guitar, Mad? Say Bbbbbassss. Geee Tar.”
Madelyn: “basssguitara… ROCK!”
Giggles from the back seat.
Patrick: looking a little disappointed, “But, why you play the cello, mommy?”
Me: “I like the mellow sound it makes.”
Patrick: “Mellow and cello rhyme!”
Me: “They do!”
Madelyn: looks at Patrick, “Me maw!” wanting him to echo her. He remains silent, thinking. She tries again, “Me MAW!”
Patrick: gives a halfhearted, “Me maw,” furrows his brow while shaking his head in disbelief then mutters, “but why you play the cello?”
Me: “I just do, sweetie.”
Minutes go by and they are silent, dancing in their seats to the music, enjoying the breeze through the open car windows.
Patrick: suddenly sits up and exclaims loudly, “Daddy plays DRUMS!!!” like he's announcing the winner of a championship fight. “Boom Bap! Boom Bap!”
Madelyn: “My Daddy!!!”
Will I ever be as cool as their drum playing, piggy back giving, all knowing, dinosaur expert dad? Probably not and I’m OK with that :)
And, for a little after dinner entertainment...