|Our really old, used piano. One day, I will sell some kidneys and buy a Baby Grand.|
And also these:
|Instrument cases...or dead bodies? You decide.|
I subscribe to bribery. Instead of using real cash, I fly in the face of the Feds and U.S. Treasury Department and print my own money:
|The best damn counterfeit money a mom with a printer and colored paper can make.|
0 Mistakes = $5
1 Mistake = $4
2 Mistakes = $3
3 Mistakes = $2
"Mistakes" are defined as playing the wrong note, or not holding a whole note for the entire four beats. Timing matters, folks.
But then? THEN? The kids can buy super awesome stuff from my vat of goodies:
|How cool am I?|
Out of all the prizes I've included, guess what is the one hot ticket item?
That's right. My kids are gum whores. They will clean their rooms, practice their instruments, and scrub toilets all in an effort to score some gum.
So in honor of the glory and power of gum (and the positive impact it has on kids' chompers), I've decided to open up the prize vat to all readers and commenters. Simply throw your two cents in below (along with your email), and you are entered into a drawing to win this nifty bag of goodies:
Your odds are very good for winning. You'll be up against my mom, college roommate, and, according to my readership profile, a couple of guys from Uzbekistan.