So my question is this.. Am I a bad mother because I cannot listen to my 13 year old daughter who thinks she is Joan Biaz, sing?
My sister bought her an acoustic guitar for her birthday over the summer, and God bless the child, she has learned to play so quickly. She's played violin since she was 9. She was one of those kids who actually practiced. (First kid--over achiever.) So I guess violin, guitar same thing? I don't know music. All I know is she knows how to play the guitar. The strumming of the guitar doesn't bother me one bit. I can tolerate the guitar. The problem is when she sings. Oh dear Lord it is like a pack of wild wolves are howling to one another. This is the very same child who when she was five,would sing the song "Maybe" from the musical Annie, and bring tears to my eyes. Different kind of tears from today's tears. I would actually choke up when I listened to her. I would think to myself "her voice is so beautiful, she could be a singer when she grows up." I'm thinking, maybe I said it out loud? One too many times?
Her repertoire of instruments has grown since her birthday over the summer. My crazy sister was kind enough to give the child an electric guitar. My crazy sister lets the kids (now all teens) play to their heart's content in her basement at her house, amplifier and all. She's nuts. She says the noise dosen't bother her. Since there is no amp here, I'm safe from hearing the electric guitar. She also has a trombone that the band teacher at school gave her. We affectionately call it the butt trumpet. I must say I do enjoy when she plays that. It sounds so bad its good. The stupid teacher handed her the trombone and a VCR tape and called it a lesson. What she knows she has taught herself. Hey she must be doing ok, she got an A in band. Don't know how, as we don't have a working VCR in the house.
So tell me, does it make me a bad mother that it makes me crazy when she sings? Oh it's so bad.