i bought this saxophone for eleanor’s second birthday. it was 40% off at a local toy store so i couldn’t help it. but we ended up giving eleanor a scooter for her birthday and we felt like that was plenty, so we decided to hold onto the sax and give it to her at a future point. well, i pulled it out last month in a moment of desperation while trying to cook dinner with two kiddos in the kitchen that both wanted me to pick them up and hold them. i figured eleanor and samson would be so pleased to receive a surprise gift from mama that they’d play nicely together with it at my feet and all would be well again in the davis house. but it was probably one of the dumbest things i’ve done. giving two small children one saxophone to play with at the same time? it didn’t go over well. they kept fighting over it and crying and i had to take it away for the evening and also, i gave up on cooking dinner.
we’ve since brought it back out and are working on taking turns. while we’re getting better at sharing and they both really enjoy playing with it, it has become samson’s most prized toy (eleanor’s more of a drummer girl, anyhow.) he carries that saxophone around the apartment all day long and sometimes closes his eyes while it rotates through it’s 18 children’s songs. if this boy doesn’t become a jazz musician, i don’t know what’s up! the other day he brought me eleanor’s sound proof head phones (from her baby concert attending days) and motioned for me to put them on him. i wasn’t sure if he was wanting to practice but not listen to himself practice, or if he thought he was recording an album. either way, how is this not the cutest thing ever.
oh this boy. stealing his mama’s heart all day long.