Like Peaches and Cream

by Stefani on 8-January-2008

Of all the perfect pairs, I’m gonna have to say this one ranks right up there with peanut butter and jelly, peaches and cream, a biggo steak and a twice baked potato. Yes, my metaphors are all food related and that is because James and his guitar are, well, delicious together.

Lovin' His Form

Do you remember, as a kid, when you got new shoes? You were so excited that you had to immediately shed your old pair and wear those shiny new lovlies out of the store, right?

It was like that.

We had to drive to within spitting distance of the Yucatan Peninsula to find the right size guitar for him. Of course, I timed it all wrong too, so we doubled our drive time on the way home by being stuck in rush hour traffic.

Not that he noticed. He was too busy giving a back seat performance. This, after saying, “Mama, please can I get it out of the case? Please? I just can’t BEAR to wait until we get home.”

I don’t know where he gets that dramatic streak.

Backseat Mucisian

We had a little blues on the green out in the backyard.

Pickin' In the Motel Chair

Then, while I made dinner (okay, that’s an over-dramatization. I poured cereal in bowls and heated a nasty frozen pizza), he and his brothers formed a band. Luke on piano, Ryder on rhythm (homemade rainstick) and, of course, James on lead guitar. They did a rockin’ rendition of “Old MacDonald”. There was head bobbing and foot tapping and everything.

The lessons begin on Monday, if my boy doesn’t explode with glee first.

It is just so much fun to watch their journeys and dreams unfold.

Takin' His Show on the Road

sarah January 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm

that’s as good as chips & salsa.

Leigh-Ann January 9, 2008 at 12:23 am

wonderful and fabulous!

Sarah Jackson January 9, 2008 at 4:57 am

just perfect! a house filled with music made by kids is a happy house indeed.

Diane January 9, 2008 at 5:12 am

Oh, a rock star in the making! How excellent. And he’s wearing his Vans. He’s the coolest!

Sarah January 9, 2008 at 5:41 am

That’s awesome.

erin January 9, 2008 at 5:52 am

i am really excited for him! how cool.

Alicia A. January 9, 2008 at 6:00 am

Weeeeee!
Don’t explode though- he’d be really disappointed if there was no one to drive him to his lesson. : )

Tracy January 9, 2008 at 6:17 am

I’m so happy for him! What an adventure!

emily January 9, 2008 at 6:18 am

excited for all of you!

Kelly January 9, 2008 at 7:50 am

That is adorable! Excited to hear how the lessons go!

Sarah January 9, 2008 at 11:31 am

How fantastic! I’m so excited for him!

Lisa Clarke January 9, 2008 at 12:35 pm

How fun for him! My four-year-old has that same shirt, btw 🙂

Roxanne January 9, 2008 at 8:17 pm

My 14 year old has the same shirt, also!
And my 13 year old just started guitar lessons today.
And if that wasn’t enough- I also heated up frozen nasty stuff for dinner! :0)

leslie January 10, 2008 at 6:24 am

so sweet!

beki January 10, 2008 at 8:06 am

How very exciting!

Molly January 10, 2008 at 7:28 pm

🙂 I wonder where this adventure will take him…!

amy January 11, 2008 at 2:07 pm

yes! That looks like a day he will always recall!!!! Great job- raise a rocker!!!!:)

Grace January 13, 2008 at 10:53 pm

damn, i love this. more and more the more i think about it. fantastic.

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