Friday, September 14, 2007

The boy knows how to accessorise

Usually when I teach, Elijah reads in the hallway outside the studio, watches the lesson or plays with his toys. Occasionally he likes to join in and tries to play the piano along with the students. Yesterday he disappeared for a couple of minutes and all was quiet. That usually means he's up to something.

I called out, "Where's Elijah?"
I could hear rustling and toddler steps.

Ten seconds later, Elijah appeared at the door of the studio. He was wearing my salmon pink pashmina shawl around his shoulders and was carrying a trailing end to prevent it from dragging on the floor. The lesson disintegrated as both myself and my student fell into peals of laughter, which of course made Elijah very proud.

I sure wasn't expecting the dress-up games to be starting this early.


quilly said...

NOT typical boy behavior. Elijah is his own man -- or will be some day.

I think you have a budding artist on your hands. He is obviosly into music, texture and colors.

The Mumma said...

I love that he is so creative and appreciative of beautiful things already. I hope he can maintain that part of his personality and not have it stomped out of him by societal expectations and stereotypes.

quilly said...


The Mumma said...

Too right.