I asked the kids to look at our fourteen different subject areas and rank them based upon what they felt was most important for our dinner conversation tonight. Aaron and I had already done the same. Sammi was done quite quickly, so I glanced over it just to make sure she’d actually followed instructions. I saw that art was near the bottom (despite being one of her favorite subjects), but music was very close to the top. This was surprising to me, since she has never expressed any interest in music.
“Sammi,” I queried, “You think music is really that important?”
She gave one of those snorting half-laughs (with no disrespect intended), “Of COURSE, Mom. What would we be without music?” She added an innocent smile to the end.
Who woulda thunk?