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> Andi Wolfe
> Nashville, Tennessee           said:
>
> Here's another angle on this thread:
>
> What Steve didn't say (and I can because he's my spouse), is that putting on
> the CD's sometimes helps to settle the kids down enough that we can play
> music.  Does anyone else have this problem in playing music:  as soon as you
> start playing, the kids decide that is when all of their problems need to be
> resolved (all at once)?  How do other musical families handle this
> particular problem of dividing attention between practice time and spending
> quality time with the kids.  I guess I should note that our kids are fairly
> young and will spend a few minutes banging on the bodhran or other
> percussion instruments, but then they get bored with it and want to do other
> things.  Suggestions on how to involve the kids in more musical activities
> would also be appreciated.
 
When my niece and nephew come over to the house now they like to play
a musical hide and seek..  the one hiding plays the whistle lightly
while the seekers try to find him/her.  The kids like to take out
a bodhran or the guitar when they're over too..
                                                       Seamus