Alright, this is going to sound crazy and totally expected all at once.
I swear, Emil is obsessed with music.
I know, I know, I’m sure many of you think I am reading too much into this since he is constantly surrounded by Andrew’s music- guitar, piano, banjo, etc. and we clearly value music in our little family. But it is true. Emil is completely obsessed in a way that the other two boys never were. Yes, they liked music, but Emil passes up all other items, novel things included, for this guitar:
This has become much more obvious to us since he started crawling last week. When placed on the floor with toys and books and all kinds of interesting things, he focuses in on the guitar, anywhere in the room, and goes for it. Dodging between exciting light-up toys and all sorts of wonderful choking hazards, it’s as if he can see nothing but the guitar. Once he reaches it, he strums it over and over and over. Seriously. He strums a guitar.
The other day, I placed him down on the living room rug so I could get the groceries from the car. When I hurried back in, I found him at the foot of the table, straining his body to reach up as high as possible. Of course, the guitar was on the table, and he wanted it.
It’s really cool to see this dynamic unfolding. Andrew is the youngest of three boys and he was the one who really picked up music, and it seems like the same thing is happening already with Emil! Coincidence?
Well, if things don’t pan out with the guitar, Emil’s practicing his model pose. You know, just in case.