Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Fart Piano


We have sorta been in denial that winter would actually arrive.  Forty plus degrees in January was almost too good to be true.  And today reality came crashing back as temperatures nosedived and snow accumulated.  Hello again winter!

Saturday morning, I woke up to the melodious sounds of "Jingle Bells" played on the fart piano.  Who said my boys aren't musical? The fart piano arrived in our house thanks to a white elephant gift exchange.  To the boys, it was like Christmas arrived one more time.  There's nothing that elicits as much joy and excitement from sons as fart noises belted out in every key.

I'm not sure whether to be proud or mortified about the fact they can now play everything from the "Wedding March" to "Happy Birthday" on an instrument that would make the original songs' composer cringe.  And there's even been talk of using their band instruments to accompany the fart piano.  Hearing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" as a duet between a baritone (played at a fifth-grade level) and a fart piano are sounds that won't easily be erased from memory.

I thought about deep-sixing the fart piano.  Surely, they'd move on and find something equally entertaining (and easier on the ears).  But, hearing four boys laugh and squeal over the fart piano is truly music to my ears.




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