Music brings out emotions. Like today for example. I am emotional because I just spent $600 for our son to play a trumpet for school. Maybe emotional isn’t the right word. More like “pained” from dropping so much money all at once.
It’s not the first time we’ve had to do this. Each of our children love music. My wife and I have catered to this in many ways. We’ve bought three guitars, a flute, a drum kit and a grand piano (this is what started it all) to name a few. We see these purchases as investments. Investments into an appreciation of the arts.
Our two oldest children love to perform. They enjoy being parts of large and small ensembles. Purchasing a trumpet for our youngest was always going to happen. Ok, perhaps a saxophone may have happened, but a new instrument was going to enter our home as he entered Grade 6. So now we will have a small ensemble available in our home.
My hope is that our children continue to explore their talents as they get older. A deep appreciation for music is already established within all of them. Aside from costing us a small fortune, it’s really worth it in the end.
At least that’s what I keep telling myself.