Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Anyone got a used Chopin statue?

This blog post is dedicated to my blogfriend, Jade. She's gonna have a rough few days ahead of her and she'll need some levity.


Friends of ours ... no, wait. Our friends' kids ... darn, that's not right either. Our ... their ... they have ... hold on.


Our friends Vince and Shell have a son. He is little Vince (at least to us he is). L'il Vince and his wife, Katrina, have a little boy, Austin.

That's the ground work I was trying to establish.

L'il Vince and Katrina mailed a HUGE package to the Dinks which arrived Monday.

We opened it last night. It was Dinks' Christmas gift. This is what she got.

Not what I expected.

Now, here's me thinking, "Lovely. An electronic dust collector that will have batteries eventually leaking in it from lack of use."

Dinks walked over, sat on the stool, adjusted the mic so it was at the proper height for her face, and started mimicking playing the piano. Not pounding the keyboard like some kids do. She actually moved each hand moving up and down the keyboard (the left only so much and the right moved a lot), and had her fingers searching and pressing the different keys.

And singing! She was singing into the mic! It was like we had a young Elton John in the room.

We just might have a budding musician in the works. It wouldn't shock me. She loves music and is fascinated with the piano (my parents have one and she always wants to play it).

Downside: it takes 4 "C" batteries and we have 0 "C" batteries.

Geo is at Sam's Club as I type buying her a pallets worth.

No, I didn't have time to take pics. We'll do that tonight.

Look for them tomorrow.


Whinger said...

Well that needs a little toy candelabra to stand on it!

CeCe said...

I'm looking forward to the pics!

Jaded&Opinionated said...

First of all...thanks!!!

and I LOVELOVELOVE that piano! I have a digital piano in my music studio, and Jadette sits on the bench and tries to play it....just like you said Dinks did. She doesn't pound on it, but uses her fingers like she's playing. She currently carries one of my microphones around the house, cord slung around her shoulders, and pretends she's singing to every song she hears. What little divas we have!!!

snicks said...

that's so cool. she'll be playing "rhiannon" in no time...does it come with a tambourine and shawl?...she can be our "mini-goddess" ;)

Mr. Fabulous said...

Very cool gift!

You can never have enough C batteries.

Spikey1 said...

I give it a week.

Francesca said...

So cute!!!

Now, where's de pics, mon?!!!!

Stace said...

So awesome! You and she can have a band when start the guitar again.

Kyahgirl said...

can't wait to hear how she does with this. Cool gift!

CrankyProf said...

Now, of course, you need a beagle puppy to do the "Snoopy dance" as she plays...

mdmhvonpa said...

Get rechargables ... really.

Maidink said...

Whinger ~ Already checked E-bay, no toy ones. And real ones are expen$ive.

CeCe ~ Oh, you'll like these pics. I just hope Dinks is cooperative.

Jade ~ Hmmmm, Jadette and the Dinks. We could have the next "big thing" on our hands.

Snicks ~ I don't know if she's up to Stevie speed yet. Give her time. She and I will be jammin' the Fleetwood Mac tunes.

Mr. Fab ~ You'd think the piano would take "D" batteries. We have plenty of those.

Spike ~ Oh, you just hush Mr. Negative!

Fran ~ In time. Me and Dinks have a surprise. We just have to get Geo to help.

Stace ~ That would be cute. I fear, though, as she gets older, she'll politely tell me to sit "off-stage" while we play.

Kyah ~ I don't know if either the keyboard is just kid-friendly or my hearing has gotten worse, but she actually sounds good playing. It doesn't bother me at all when she sits and plays. Now the neighbor's kid, when he plays? Oh no. I hit the "on/off" switch.

CP ~ LOL! My little Schroder.

MDM ~ I hear ya. Once she kills off the mega-pack from Sam's Club, I'm getting the recharges at Shadio Rack.

S.I.D. said...

i lurve chopan he s briil esp his minuet tee hee word veerr says arooogi or summat. xx

Maidink said...

Lucky for me I knoe how to speak SID.

Yes, Chopin was brilliant. Definitely one of the influential greats. It's a shame he died so young.

If the word verifier was "arooogi", I would probably chuckle, too!

Now, go to sleep, you silly little SID.

Mainline Mom said...

I used to have a little Chopin statue...wonder what happened to it! So cute, a budding virtuoso.