Being part of a large family holds it's laughs as so many different tastes and personalities are represented.
This particular morning, 9-year-old Naomi was attentively listening to her violin teacher's tips for the fiddle contest she would soon be playing in.
"Now, be sure to eat a good breakfast. Having an empty stomach will not help your nervousness at all! Eating some protein for breakfast, especially meat would be a good choice."
I could see Naomi's mind racing a hundred miles an hour. Being the type that takes everything ultra seriously, and knowing her fondness for (in our home) rarely seen breakfast meat, I knew I would hear more about this.
Sure enough, that evening she earnestly talks to dad about her required duty. :-)
"Dad, and my teacher said I have to eat lots of meat for breakfast. She said that if I don't eat meat, I'll get really nervous and won't be able to play as well. I would be so embarrassed for everyone to hear my stomach growl up there because I didn't eat meat!"
Update to follow! Her very first fiddle contest is this afternoon and we are excited!