I declared all of Thanksgiving week a holiday... one of the many perks of being a homeschool headmistress, and this is what happened --
The girls spent the entire morning immersed in their music. The Truffle practiced her lesson songs, then she and the Wonderbug played together and worked on figuring out a new tune, Aiken Drum, for a while. An hour and a half later, when their fingers began getting sore, they came in and began building their own 'practice' instruments from paper and cardboard, including a rather impressive violin complete with bow and chin rest. The Truffle announced that she can 'practice' on this one in the car, by thinking her songs and 'playing' them with her fingers. Given what our dear Music Cognition Professor friend told us the other night, she may just be right about that.