“Do I have to go to the piano recital?”
“Can I bring my DS?”
No. And before you ask why, I’ll remind you that this is a big deal for your sister. And we are a family who cheers each other on. We show up. We celebrate. We pay attention. We don’t sit in the audience tuned out and plugged into some little device. Got it?


  1. I used to visit NYC to see my grandparents as a kid. They took me to concerts at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Broadway–didn’t matter–at 9 pm sharp I was asleep.

  2. That’s awesome. The best part about this is that I read it in Reader and it took a minute for the photo to show up. I was kind of thinking it was going to just be a pretty picture of her playing the piano. ha!!!

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