Mama Diaries

Monday, October 19, 2015

Flying Money

I caught my eleven-year-old son folding dollar bills into paper airplanes.

"Dude," I said. "What are you doing?"

He grinned. "You know how you always say, 'money is flying out the door'?"

"Yes."

"Well, I'm making it really fly out the door. Watch!"

He opened the front door and set a few of his planes into motion.

Yep. That was watching money fly out the door!


Now, for a little something extra:  I shared this video clip from my recital with my Facebook friends, but I thought there might be some of you who aren't on Facebook, who might like to see it. This is from the Schubert "Arpeggione" Sonata in A minor. Allen Baston is the pianist.

54 comments:

  1. Get a big net for that money in case he does it again!
    Great recital.. wow.. amazing talent

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    1. Yes. I absolutely need to find a big net!

      Thanks about the recital!

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  2. Wow, Sherry, that was beautiful! I am not on F-book and therefore I thank you very much for remembering to post your video here on your blog for people like me. I played drums in elementary and high school but I always wished I could play an instrument that makes people cry. (Well, my drum playing did make my parents cry after wasting all that money on lessons. :) No kidding, you are lovely and talented and I thoroughly enjoyed your performance. :)

    I suppose it's better that Bubba made airplanes out of dollar bills rather than using them to light his cigars, don't you think? :)

    Enjoy your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the clip! I had a lot of fun performing at my recital.

      Yes, I agree, it is much better that Bubba makes airplanes rather than cigars!

      Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Tell him your money doesn't need any help.
    That was very haunting - well done!

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    1. Haha! He needs to figure out how to make money multiply. That would be much better.

      Thanks for the nice comment!

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  4. Loved the recital and I love the antic's of your son.
    Yvonne

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the clip. And yes, my son is always entertaining.

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  5. The recital sounded incredible... great job xox

    Your son is funny, he really takes everything literally xox

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    1. Thank you!

      I don't think my son has grasped the concept of figurative speech.

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  6. As a passer by, I would be catching those airplanes made of money:) Your audition piece is beautiful, Sherry. You played fantastically. You are amazingly talented. I also liked the dress. Very classy.

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    1. Thank you, Murees. I like the dress, too. :)

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  7. lol doesn't bills take care of that already?

    Talented indeed at your feed.

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    1. Yes, indeed. I don't need any more money flying out the door!

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  8. Great story and I loved your recital piece on facebook and am happy to listen to it again here!

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  9. Did he run after the paper airplanes later?

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  10. 'Letting money fly out of door is like surrendering yourself to remain poor.' Tell that to your son to prevent him playing with money like that...

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    1. My son was joking. It was a few dollars - not enough to get upset about.

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  11. When I first saw the title of the post, I thought, "Oh she must have had a typo! I wonder what she's going to saw about a flying monkey." Nothing, apparently, because I was very wrong. 😅

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  12. Loving your recital. Now I just need to track you down on FB in the hope of finding similar.

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    1. Hi Tracy. I'm glad you found me on FB, and that we connected!

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  13. comgrats on the recital! Did Bubba survive it without falling asleep or doing some shenanigans?

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    1. He wasn't there. None of my family was. They don't like classical music. :(

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  14. Beautiful music!
    I hope he went and picked them up after his literal display. ;)

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  15. Love the money airplane story. Sherry, you play so beautifully. Love that piece.

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  16. While cute, I won't lie...there would definitely be yelling involved if this happened in my house.

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    1. I'm pretty laid back. I don't yell about much. But when I do, look out!

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  17. I sure do hope you had him go pick those suckers up! Jeez haha

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  18. I hope Bubba retrieved all the money airplanes! Your recital was magnificent. I"m sure you got rave reviews. Congratulations!

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    1. I had a lot of fun at my recital. I loved playing with the pianist, Allen Baston.

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  19. Careful! Next he'll be lighting bills on fire to watch your money go up in smoke. ;-P

    Beautiful playing!

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    1. I'd better keep a close eye on him!

      Thank you!

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  20. You play so beautifully, Sherry. I got goosebumps! I think your Bubba needs to get a job to recognize the value of money. LOL :-)

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    1. Thank you!

      Yes, as soon as he's 16, he's getting a job!

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  21. I watched that video clip on facebook and loved it. I should have said something, but it was a crazy day. (Aren't they all?) Your son reminds me of my Random.

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    1. Haha! Yes. Bubba can be random - just like Random. ;0)

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  22. Money does seem to fly. What a treat to see the recital.

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  23. Gorgeous music. I love it!

    Hehe about the airplanes. My daughter loves making airplanes. Hopefully she doesn't get any ideas. :D

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  24. Loved the music. So beautiful.

    BTW, money should fly in the door not out!

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    1. Thank you.

      I'm with you - I will take all the money I can get flying in!

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  25. You are very, very talented. I loved it.

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