A funny thing happened today.
Yesterday, one of my students called me to say that she had a simulated baby for the next few days and she would have to bring it to the lesson. She was worried about what would happen in the lesson if she had to take care of it. I told her no worries, I could hold it, feed it etc, while she played. All good!
Fortunately, the baby was awake but quiet the whole lesson, so no problems.
However, at lunchtime we had flute ensemble rehearsal. My student had fed and changed the baby before the rehearsal, so I thought it might be all good. 5 minutes later baby is crying and wants to be fed again.
So, I found myself standing in front of my ensemble, fake baby in my arms, feeding it with the fake bottle! It was hilarious! Once the girls got over laughing, we got on with the rehearsal, with me counting and singing their parts rather than conducting!
I have to admit. When she brought the baby into the her lesson, all I wanted to do was hold it! A fake baby! Cluck, cluck, cluck!!
I've occassionally had a simulated baby in lessons before, but do you think this counts as good sign Number Ten!
After rehearsal, one of the girls said "You look so natural holding the baby!" Aww, shucks!! :):)