Mama Diaries

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tin Foil Hats

I don't know what my husband was thinking, but he came up with the brilliant idea of fabricating tin foil hats.  He sat in his office concocting one of these things.  Then he placed it on his head.  My kids, of course, thought this was great.

"Oh, Daddy!  Can you make one for us?" 

"You just take some foil and wrap it around to make the hat.  Go ahead.  Make it yourselves."

Typical Daddy answer.

So my kids went in the kitchen and pulled out a roll of aluminum foil.  They went to town. 

While they were doing this, I was busy teaching violin lessons.  As I demonstrated the Mozart A Major violin concerto for my student, my daughter came in and placed a shiny tin foil hat on my head.  I kept playing.  My student looked at me funny.

"What, you've never seen anyone play a Mozart concerto with a tin hat on?'

The student giggled and shook her head.

I kept my hat on for the rest of the lessons.  Parents looked at me like I was nuts.  Yeah, I guess I am. Obviously it runs in the family!

(By the way, we are the proud owners of four tin foil hats.  I think we should start a business!)

10 comments:

  1. *LOL* Hey, now aliens can't read your minds!

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    1. Hey, I didn't even think of that. Cool!

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  2. Alien protection at it's best.

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    1. I wonder if that's what my husband was thinking when he made the first one.

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  3. Hi Sherry. I too am a music teacher. I teach piano and voice. I have three children who are now grown. So I did something fun...I went back to school and became a visual communications specialist..aka graphic designer. I was so happy to see your blog and that you are an author. I want to write about music theory and produce my own books. I'm so inspired that you are publishing yourself...Wow! This blogging thing is kind of neat. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day and "Make a Joyful Noise!".

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    1. Oh, I wish you lived near me! My daughter wants voice lessons, and I can't sing worth a thing!

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  4. Great story! Thanks for sharing a smile ;-)

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  5. Tin foil hats. I remember watching some show, quite awhile ago, that they are good for protecting you from alien mind reading. We never made foil hats when we were kids. Made lots of paper hats out of old newspapers. Sometimes we even painted them.

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    1. You never know when you'll have to keep out the aliens!

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