Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Carolin' CoffeeGal


I love when I get the opportunity to play my guitar for kids.

They never know when you make a mistake, and they usually always sing with you.

Yesterday was the Girl Scout Christmas party, and I was in charge of the Make-a-Snow(girl) station, a project that required the girls to wrap another girl in toilet paper-- a relatively quick endeavor. Then I would pull out my guitar and sing carols to keep the girls busy until it was time to go to the next station.

I have played guitar at the kids school nearly every Christmas. But last year, our first to homeschool, I didn't get the opportunity to play. I had forgotten how much I like to sing with kids.

It was interesting because I didn't have to worry about singing only non-religious Christmas songs this year. Which was refreshing!

I remember the one year that I played for The Girls class Winter Party, I wasn't allowed to sing any songs that mentioned Jesus, or the word Christmas, because there was one child in the class who wasn't allowed to attend any party that celebrated a holiday or birthday. That year I played Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman...over and over again.

On a different note, all my packages have been mailed, the Christmas cards are sent, the shopping is done. Now I can focus on a few little holiday happenings that the kids and I are looking forward to, and then my big baking extravaganza starts this weekend.

So. Very. Excited.

Happy Wednesday!

15 comments:

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I've always wanted to learn to play the guitar. Sounds like you had a great time.

whimzie said...

What's the future tense of once upon a time? Because I have a story that hasn't happened yet and in it we're all sitting around singing while you play guitar. I think snacks are involved. Wish I lived closer.

Carpool Queen said...

Hey, bring that out on Friday!

imnotned said...

Free Bird!

O Mom said...

What a cute picture of ya. I too love the kids, I can always do things with them that normally make me so nervous.

Amber said...

Making memories that those girls will remember for a long time.

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

You certainly are a girl with many talents!

I wish I was finished like you! I am starting some baking this weekend, though. I have to have some cookies!

Charity said...

Fun! I want to hear you play the guitar!! :)

Sandy said...

I used to play & it IS fun w/kids! I'm w/whimzie... I'll bring the snacks!

Kendra said...

Very Maria Von Trapp of you! I started taking guitar lessons for a few months and suddenly Sam came along. And I was getting so good at it, too! One day, I'll pick it back up. Because I want to be cool like you!

Gretchen said...

What Whimzie said. Me too. I promise to sing loud and proud in the key of me.

mimi said...

I'm liking the sound of big baking extravaganza.....and I know I would have liked the sound of your guitar and caroling.

His Girl said...

I am NINE posts behind on your blog. The upside? I get do do this (and expect I'll do it often): I'm with Whimz & Gretchen!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I think you need to post a vlog of your playing your guitar - I'd love to hear you! :)

Merry Christmas, Kellie!

Lori said...

That is super cool - I'm jealous of your musical ability. I'm excited for my daughter to try the guitar when she gets a bit older. :)

Merry Christmas, Kellie!