Chris and the turtle took their first "music class" today. It's in quotes because of course the turtle isn't learning to play music at 10 months - no we're not those parents. But rather they go to a class where they sing, and dance, and play various instruments (shakers, tambourines, drums etc.) I wasn't sure what Chris would think. He is, after all a musician himself, and I wondered if he would think, "Well I play the guitar during play time at home." But he was the one to realize that the turtle needed to spend more time with other kids. Even so, I worried that the music class was the right forum. But, he loved it. They both did.
The class, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals - part of Music for Manhattan, seems to be a riot. The songs are very New York centric (Taxi, Subway and Bagel). There's even a song called Miami Grammy - which though the turtle's "grammies" don't live in Florida, the song certainly touches upon a common New York stereotype.
There were also other daddies in the class - a sigh of relief. Not that Chris couldn't hang with a bunch of nannies and mommies, but in the end my guy is a guy's guy. So I was glad to hear he wasn't the odd man out.
So I guess the next ten weeks or so are going to be all about Music for Aardvarks. Fortunately the boys brought home a CD, so I can learn the songs too.