And it was like being stabbed in the heart with the pretty blue math compass I bought him for 5th grade math! “… I just wanted to see what middle school is like and meet some new friends.” …I’m not protecting him. I’m providing him with an alternate route with which to emerge having lost none of himself.
When we watched the video later, he actually said he should have listened to me and practiced a little before the concert And then when it quit snowing in our kitchen, he said, “We still sounded awesome, huh? And I said: “You don’t have to be perfect to be awesome.”