QUOTE(false_harmonic @ Mar 7 2009, 10:57 AM)
And I completely agree about enjoying being treated like a child sometimes! I get stickers at the end of my lessons just like the babies do! And this week I got a badge saying "excellent practise" and was told it was the highest honour she awarded, and I was as proud of it as I would have been had I been a child of six!
My recorder teacher teaches upstairs, while downstairs his wife teaches piano. I heard her awarding stickers to her student when I was there...now I wonder if the recorder teacher awards stickers, and if so, whether I will be eligible for them
I bought myself a nice notebook to use, so I can write down what I need to practise each week when I'm at my lessons. My husband offered to sign it to say I'd done my homework for me
but really it's there ready to have stickers awarded should I ever deserve them and not be considered too old for them.
I don't see why we should have to be grown-up all the time. It's like suddenly we're not supposed to be proud of our achievements. Well, I spend a large chunk of every week day behaving like a sensible grown-up, there are times it is nice not to...and also, why is it that something is an achievement if you do it for the first time when you are a child, but if you do it for the first time as an adult then it's unremarkable?
(The other week we were at Ikea, and I saw a gorgeous polar bear stuffed toy. So I bought one, but in between picking him up and till, I wouldn't put him down I was carrying him and my husband smiled and I said everybody else was just jealous because they wouldn't carry a stuffy around with them now they had to be grown ups).