My daughter who is 3 informed me this evening that she wanted a violin. This is after watching a PBS show about youth violin players. She also demanded that it be pink.
Not that we get her everything that she wants but when it comes to music and musical instruments she pretty much gets it all. Her father is a drummer therefore we have 2 full size kits of his, a pink (of course) jr. kit for her, every instrument known to man including 2 full size keyboards, an accordion and a didgeridoo, however not a violin. She attempted to take her Ucayali and her toddler size drum stick and pretend to play violin but it's not the same. So in any event- I went looking for a pink violin.
I am geeking out right now but I am not alone. In what is a very romantic moment both my husband and I are at our long desk in my office. He is on his PC playing Lord of the Rings computer game (NERD) and I am on lovely laptop writing to you. It's 1 minute till 10pm and we could be watching a movie, doing it, reading, but no we are on our computers. Whatever. Such is life.
So back to my violin search. I got distracted and ended up at Target.com. I ended up finding this little pink guitar by FENDER. I exclaimed "holy shit a Hello Kitty Fender" and my musician husband who is quite a music, instrument, equipment snob said "wow that is a great instrument for the price". He was also quite impressed by the words "humbucking bridge pickup" in the product description. Whatever that means.
So parents out there, if you have a little princess who wants to pretend or learn to play electric guitar consider the Hello Kitty Fender Strat. Our daughter isn't getting one of these at the moment (she already has 2 guitars, I know, I know) but I just had to blog it. She calls Hello Kitty "Hello Cat". The only thing she has that is Hello Kitty are her "Hello Cat Big Girl Underpants". Purchased at Target of course. When I was a kid I wasn't allowed to have Hello Kitty anything - those of you who have been with me since the beginning may remember this.
Back to the pink violin search. Until I get distracted again. I mean does she REALLY need a pink violin? I don't have one.
Friday, July 20, 2007