Monday, October 11, 2010

to be different



My Big Chick chose to play the trumpet this year in band.  I was kind of surprised to be honest.  All her friends are playing the flute or clarinet...something a little softer...more girlie.  As a matter of fact she's the only girl trumpet player in band.  I don't think I would have separated myself that way at her age...to follow my heart and do what I really wanted...to be different.






There is something magical about my girl.  She's confident and cool and just kind of does her own thing.  She speaks up for herself.  Doesn't seem to be intimidated by others.  I'm not sure where she gets it.  I wish I would have had some of that growing up.  It can take a lifetime to learn those things and she's got it now. 







It makes me so proud of her.  I can't wait to see what other surprises she has up her sleeve...what else she can teach me:)






Have a blessed day.


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59 comments:

  1. Sweet sweet post! Go big chick...dive right into life! The water is great!

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  2. I can see just the same differences between my daughter and me - it makes me totally proud and a tiny bit nervous at the same time. Its funny how your kids teach us more about ourselves and help us evolve, they don't talk much about that in the baby books! Lovely post.xx

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  3. I think it's really cool that your big chick decided to play the trumpet!
    Go big chick!

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  4. That is so great that has those qualities now! So cool that she is playing the trumpet!!! I am struggling with my daughter now because she is so unsure of herself and doesn't have the confidence that she needs. She is such an amazing kid and we tell her all the time. I hope that she grows out of it and learns or finds the confidence that she deserves! My son, on the other hand, I think he took it all! :)

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  5. i think that is awesome! i wish i could play an instrument, and it would be especially cool to play something other girls usually don't.

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  6. Oh the Trumpet, very cool!! Atta girl, follow that heart, being different is such a fun ride and having the confidence to boot is great! Makes me wonder and excited to see who my little ones will be come that age.... (but let's not rush it now...)

    By the way, LOVE the new photos on the right side, especially the familiy shot! Very pretty!

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  7. How awesome! I wanted to play drums in band, but I got stuck with the clarinet. I hope she has a blast!
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  8. Atta girl! Way to march to the toot of her own trumpet! ;)

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  9. You just perfectly described my trumpet playing daughter! I thought she would choose the clarinet because her sister plays it; I'm actually very relieved that she didn't choose the tuba!

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  10. I'm sure she will teach you so many more things about yourself...I know my kids are SURE teaching me.

    I love her confidence....

    Stand like a true mama bear and don't let ANYONE or ANYTHING squish that in her!

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  11. She must have a good mama teaching her to be confident and follow her heart :) way to go, big chick (and her mama).

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  12. Wow! I think that is so great that she chose what she wanted to do. I played the clarinet, that only lasted for 2 years...ugh.

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  13. I started out playing the trumpet in the band too. By middle school I had decided to play the tuba.

    There weren't many of us girls playing the tuba, but I did until I finished high school!

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  14. I love it!
    She surely gets her self confidence from being in such a nuturing, loving family.

    Good job, mama!

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  15. that is so cool! i love that she is like that at her age...you are doing a great job mom!

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  16. Doesn't it just melt your heart when your Kiddo stands firm & strong!! Your installing great values and character in your girls, way to go Mama!

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  17. Good for her! Your "big chick" sounds like my 15 year old...so confident & sure...and, like you, I wish I had been that way when I was younger:) Here's to our cool girls and their proud mamas!
    P.S. My hubby used to play the trumpet.

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  18. I LOVE your shirt in these photos!!

    I was only in band for 2 yrs. (flute) but my husband the musician always says the trumpet players were the BEST! :) Good for her for following her heart!

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  19. What a girl... I love your darling ruffled top by the way! :)

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  20. Good for her! I think it is great when we can learn something from the little ones when we try so hard to be the teachers all the time. She is marching to the beat of her own drummer ~ I say bravo to her! xo

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  21. I can SOOOOO relate! My son took up the trumpet completely out of the blue. After given the choice between continuing baseball and playing trumpet, he chose the trumpet and spent 4 years in high school marching band. Completely shocking everyone! He loved his band experience and I was so proud of him doing the thing he really wanted to do and not worrying about what anyone would think. I so wouldn't have done that at that age. So happy to see your daughter is out of that same mold. Not enough people are. Yay!

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  22. I have one of those too :). She makes me smile everyday and stop in awe at her confident nature - truly a gift for a young girl!

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  23. Like Mamma, Like Daughter. She is blessed! BTW, LOVE your shirt....and necklace, so cute. You should totally do the what I worn on Wednesday....Link up, you have such cute clothes! Also love the new pics on the sidebar. Looks like a pumpkin patch or farm???
    Have a great week friend.

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  24. I have a friend who chose the trombone . . . i love that different spirit!

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  25. I LOVE This!!! I played alto saxophone and one of my best friends played the trombone!! :) Big Chick rocks. She's gonna do just fine.

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  26. I love it! My band teacher MADE me play the trombone because it was the only mouthpiece I could make a sound out of...now that was a bad one...I didn't stay with it longer than I had to :)

    I do love the personality in the girls today! Tomorrow I am going to my neice's football game! She is in 8th grade & is the only girl on the team :) Gotta love all that confidence you talked about!

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  27. How wonderful! And a blessing to have great parents who encourage her unique and courageous traits. Big Chick is one cool young lady!

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  28. Great for Big Chick to be herself! You guys and doing something right! In the end, well, over 12 years now, I wish I would have looked at a different instrument to play. Specifically....the french horn. :)

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  29. I think that means you are a great mama! What a sweet girl :)

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  30. You must be so proud!!
    She looks like a real little sweetheart!
    And yes, they teach us much dont they?!

    Deborah xo

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  31. Here's to the trumpet ~
    We've got it going on
    in our house, too : )!!
    And here's to self-
    confidence at any age ~
    hooray!
    xx Suzanne

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  32. What a brave and beautiful daughter you have! That would have been a huge stretch for me at her age. You can be very proud, too.

    Suz

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  33. Good for her! I was the only female playing trumpet in our high school band. It was a blast (pun intended). I had so much fun, and actually got to play in both the junior (9 and 10) and senior (gr 11 and 12) band when I was in Gr. 9.

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  34. This is so sweet. Nothing like a mom and her girl!

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  35. Yay Big Chick!!! What an awesome girl you!!!!

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  36. that last photo made me cry...

    she is beautiful, your heart in flesh. she shines. i want to be like her. xo

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  37. TOO cute! I always wished I played an instrument when I was young. I had a pony though, so I guess I can't complain. All my girlfriends played....the flute! ;-)
    Now looking back, I wish my parents had gotten me piano lessons!
    ~michelle~

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  38. That is excellent, Becky! Have a beautiful week!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  39. atta girl!!!!!!
    i wish i knew her in real life. she sounds perfectly wonderful :)

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  40. Very sweet, and good luck to her. My 5th grader opted for Volleyball over band/choir this year. Isn't it just amazing how quickly they grown up!

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  41. ahh so sweet, amazing what our children can teach us...and I am sure she got some of her self confidence from her momma, I am sure of it! xo

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  42. Hmmm. I think you can be sure that part of the reason why your girl is so confident, is 'cause she has the love of a good mama. ;)

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  43. Now that makes a Mamma proud.

    Love her smile and hope she finds that she stands solid and
    finds very cool joy in this adventure of an instrument to try all her own.

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  44. My Jamison is the same way and I"m trying to embrace it because I'm not like that. But in the bigger picture, I love that she does her own thing and stands up for herself. Your big chick sounds like a wonderful young lady and she's lucky to have you as a mom!

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  45. I just sat down to give my girls a snack which is kettle corn of sorts. Natalie said it reminded her of that puffed corn and then she stated that she really missed maggie. I love these pics. I remember sitting in these very places in your home.

    good for Maggie!

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  46. I love your blog! LOVE!
    I am a stalker and I have a question.
    Is your couch covered with a Denim Slipcover or is it a Denim couch? I LOVE it!!!
    Missy missyprissy09@gmail.com

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  47. go big chick!!!

    you are raising a leader instead of a follower! go you!

    you two are such beauties.

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  48. I just bet I could guess where that came from...even though you don't see it from you...I definitely think from you...absolutely think it:)

    great pictures of you two together

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  49. I think she gets it from YOU and the security with which she is surrounded. Consider yourself lucky she didn't want to touch her father's drums.

    My Eldest plays the guitar...and she's darned good at it too! Little one wants piano...we'll have to start.

    Who'd have thought when we were young that we would have orchestras in our very homes!

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  50. Good for her, I loved reading this post!

    I think we all want our daughters to be more confident than we were, confidence is everything I think.

    Your daughter sounds as though she is doing wonderfully, good for her :) xx

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  51. I played the trumpet too in band!!! Loved it and it truly has all the melody hehe

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  52. I think that your daughter is lovely and it is so nice to read that she does things differently then her friends and that she is confident and does not feel intimidated. I was like that but my daughter was not and I wish she had been. Gowing up is so difficult at times. I hope that your Little Chick will follow in her sisters' foot steps. I love thatyou take so many photos of you and your girls.

    Mary

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  53. You must be very proud of your daughter for being confident enough to do things that are different from the other kids her age. Good for her! You must also be so proud of her. I hope that your little chick will folloe in her sister's foot steps. I love that you take somay phoos of your girls with you. So many memories for them to have when they are much older. :)

    Mary

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  54. well, yes! good for her!!! i sure hope she is liking her new instrument!

    wishing you all my best.
    -kelley

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  55. Oh yes, you should be proud of your sweet girl! It takes a confident gal to choose her own special way. That tells me you and your honey have taught her well and have given her so much security in herself.

    Will she be playing that trumpet when daddy is playing his drums???

    ♥Lee Ann

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  56. my b.f's in jr high were the flute players. they were quiet, guarded, shy. i tried on the flute to fit in with them. the flute didn't fit me.
    your girl is wise.
    it took me years to be comfortable with my instrument, my voice.

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  57. She is a gem of a girl. I can just tell.

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  58. I love that! It's a testament to your parenting :)

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