Josiah Turns 2!
Yep! We bought him a drum set! But it was with permission from his parents. Actually at first it was his mother who suggested it. But then she decided it might not be a good idea after all, so I was coming up with a new idea, we would just take him shopping to pick out something else. Well, at the last minute, we were given permission to go ahead and get the drums. I assured her that if they became a problem, then we would just bring them to our house and put them in the basement for him when he comes to visit. So far no problem. It is so fun to watch him play. Really! I know, I am his grandmother, but he really seems to have some talent with them. He does not just pound on them, he has a beat. First off, he taps those sticks together a few times to get going and then he just drums away. He hits the different drums at the same time and every so often reaches up to tap on the cymbal. He can even use his hands independently to tap out different beats at the same time. He has to use both feet at the moment to beat the bottom drum, he does not have enough strength to do it with just one foot, most the time I think he just forgets it is there.
We were with them at their church for their family dedication and even without seeing the drummer, he was pretending he was playing just from listening, his little hands were going just as if he had his sticks with him. Jessi sometimes will put on a u-tube video of some drummers and he gives them his full attention for a long time, then runs for his playroom to practice what he saw. Watch out world, we have a new drummer!!!