Daughter Dear has decided she wants to quit piano lessons.
At first I tried to resist. "How about keeping it up for the rest of the year?" I pleaded.
She's burned out she says. And I understand.
I am of the 'school' of "No one in this family is a quitter." And as far as team sports are concerned, we are still in that school....because lets face it. Sports usually last for a few months and even if you hate it, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Piano can go on forever and ever, no end in sight.
As much as I hate to let her quit...I'm letting her quit. The more I think on it, one can learn a lot from quitting something. What if you are in a job you hate? Or a toxic relationship? Quitting something requires inward thought and soul searching, evaluating priorities and coming to realizations that not everything should be 'forever'. Everything has a season, so the Good Book says.
So, despite her obvious musical talent, we are on a sabbatical from piano. I'd rather her quit now and then, later on if she decides she misses it, go back. I would really hate for her to grow to despise it.
And frankly...it works out in my favor to only have to carve out *one* hour of our school day for my Dear Son's lessons.
Can anyone say "Win-Win Situation"?