My grandson, and I were returning home from a fishing trip recently when I was flipping through some radio channels and landed on a classical music station. He perked up immediately in the back seat and blurted out, “That’s Mozart! We studied him in the first grade. I’ve heard that before. It’s called ‘The Magic Flute!” I was startled. Here is a seven year old “Huck Finn” commenting on the radio’s classical music, naming the composer and his music. I wouldn’t have known it was Mozart except that “Mozart” was on my radio screen when I looked. When I asked him if he liked the music, he startled me again when he replied “Yes, I really like it.” How many seven year olds would recognize Mozart on the radio and comment on his music, even to the degree of liking it?
All this is to say that you should have a great feeling of accomplishment to know that you have implanted in a seven year old “Huck Finn” some respectable culture of music that most middle- and high-schoolers, and even college students, are lacking today, along with most adults. It is most gratifying as a grandfather to see your handiwork coming out.
Keep up the good work. It is greatly appreciated!
And from a kindergarten parent: