we're getting our 10yr old a new violin for christmas. she's pretty much outgrown the 3/4 she's been playing so she's in need of a full size one & since this will be one that she plays for a long time we want to get her a nice one & let her pick it out. the one she plays now was my nephews & the 1/2 that she started playing with was a starter one i had found on craigslist. now that she knows more about the violin, she's been playing for 3 years, i want her to pick out her next one. so i'll be taking her shopping sometime in the next week for her new one.
well it won't really be new new. there are a few places around me that refurbish/fix up old violins & resell them. we can't afford to pay allot for a brand new one so we're going the refurbished route.
since we're letting her choose her next violin i wanted to get her a little violin gift to open on christmas with a note about taking her shopping for a new one. i looked forever for a violin ornament & never found one. sunday i checked out the last music store in the area & found a violin pen. not what i wanted but the only violin item i've found so i picked that up for her. i'll wrap it up & give that to her.
well this morning i had a thought that woke me up. i should have bought her the case & wrapped that up with a note where the violin should be about her getting to pick out her new one. it would have been so perfect her opening this new violin case & it being empty except for a note. why oh why didn't i think of that earlier?!
oh well!! maybe such good ideas will come to me earlier next year!