Friday, November 26, 2010

The Day The Music Died: a.k.a. we're shopping for a new guitar

Remember how sad the VeggieTeen was in his picture we took at Kiss Me Kate?

this is why.
his acoustic guitar is his best friend.  I'm not sure I'm kidding about that.

after guitar class it was left in the music room - he went to ceramics and picked up the guitar before coming home...  where a snack (4 bagels with cream cheese) was necessary before anything else happened.  Just enough time before running off to the play to strum a little tune or two... and this is what he finds.

I don't think he cried.  If he did I don't blame him really... but he was only crying sneaky tears because I never saw them.  Is it weird that I am more upset about this than he is?  and no... not just because I now have to buy a new guitar (though that DOES suck rocks).  And not just because now he plays his other guitar (electric... louder...)  more...  I hate watching my kids "be tough" through something that makes me want to wail and gnash my teeth.  15 is apparently too old to go and bury your head in your mom's shoulder and weep... 

I wish it wasn't.

The Good News?  at least he now knows what he wants for Christmas... I mean besides his very own Whack-a-Mole game.



would like to beat the child who broke this...  but won't... but mostly because nobody will ever fess up.  Especially now that I've threatened them... shoot, I take it back.

8 comments:

JoJo said...

I remember when my brothers guitar first broke years ago cause it was leaning against the wall and my sister ran into it. I saw the tears well up in his eyes. It was such a sad moment for the whole family. We were able to get it fixed thankfully without having to purchase a brand new one. Phew!

Megz said...

I bet he sobbed in his pillow that night. He just turned his music up really loud so you couldn't hear....
Dang vandals. At least this is a much better Christmas present than a video game.

Missy said...

That does suck!
I have on at that age. He pretends that everything is ok, but I know deep down he want to cry and maybe kick something...

cold cocoa said...

Lame. I bet the person who did that will always feel guilty..as they should!

Krista said...

Sad. Stupid vandal! Tell them to pay up or they're going to Hell.

Jen T said...

So sad! My 8 year old "accidently" threw a hot wheels car at my 10 year olds' guitar and put a nice dent in it. She was ready to kill her sister. I must admit I wasn't too far behind. Bummer. I bet he is looking forward to Christmas more now.

Anaiz said...

Oh no, I would've cried a lot :(

The Sports Mama said...

That is one of my least favorite parts of the whole growing up thing..... that point they reach when they're just too old to come to mama to make it all better.