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One of the greatest gifts my parents gave me and my brother growing up was the ability to play a musical instrument. Like most kids, we HATED taking piano lessons, especially when our friends were outside playing ball and we HAD to sit for thirty minutes a day pounding out tunes. About four years into it - something clicked and there I was - actually enjoying it. We HAD to take lessons for ten years!
My kids hate taking lessons - but - we make them do it because we know how much they'll love to play as they get older. I've convinced my son that playing piano or guitar is a great way to get the girls to notice you.
Look at how sad my daughter Sarah-Leanne is at our recent recital. Right. She loves it. And - I get to be a proud Dad who has the honor of doing duets with my kids.
And yes --- it didn't hurt my chances of getting a girl to notice me; the girl that eventually became my wife.