Pierce is old enough this year to be in the steel drums club at school. Last year we watched their concert and they were fantastic. They use huge steel drums that actually came from the Caribbean. I'm excited he has this opportunity.
He was working on a school project where he had to make an instrument from recycled materials. He built himself a drum set from Pringles cans. We had to eat a lot of Pringles over the weekend in the interest of this project. It was quite the sacrifice.
He'd been banging around on the cans for a few days. I was really good at tuning out the racket. After all, I did survive twin toddlers. But then one day the sound filtered into my consciousness and I realized I recognized the song. I went in to Pierce's room and said, "hey, Pierce, I recognize that song." He said, "Yeah, it's the Fishers of Men song from church." I was a little surprised. I suspect the kid is going to have a lot of fun in steel drums this year. Maybe after the spring concert I'll even have a video to share.
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!