TBT: Pickin’ and Grinnin’

I started playing the guitar at 15 years of age.  I had a few friends show me some chords and then pretty much just taught myself.  I loved it and of course as a child of the 80s wanted to be the next Eddie Van Halen.  Suffice to say I am not that.  Such is life, but I still love to play.

As I mentioned a few posts back we are fans of the Avett Brothers.  My daughter loves them too and has some favorite songs.  We stumbled across a YouTube video of Scott Avett singing an old Bob Dylan song, One More Night. Well my wife likes that one, as do I and of course our daughter too.  So I got the chords and decided to learn the song.

Today I was playing it and singing it repeatedly.  Thankfully, my daughter does like it and when I finished I asked if I could sing it again.  She said okay.  She was keeping herself occupied with some of her toys and indulged me.  Well at one point she asked if she could do it.  I gave her the pick, showed her how to strum, and let her play while I fretted the chords.  She was pretty good so I started singing, to which she told me to stop.

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“I do, Daddy, I do.”  Okay I let her do it.  So she strummed and then gave her rendition.  It wasn’t quite the song, but she was trying and thoroughly enjoying herself in the process.  She would strum a few times, sing and then burst into the kind of laughter a parent wishes to hear, only every hour of the day.  The laughter that is so infectious and genuine that you can’t help but laugh and feel overwhelmed with love for your child.  It was really a great moment.  I managed to snap a few pictures.  It was a great Dad moment.

God Bless!

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