In our ongoing efforts at balancing the family budget my husband and I are both taking on some additional piano students. One of those is the 6-year-old daughter of one of our choir members. This young lady's mother called me earlier in the week to discuss lessons and related to me a conversation with her daughter, who notwithstanding her tender years, already has some strong opinions about what she wants to do. She informed her mother that she desired to begin taking piano lessons with me but that when she gets "really good" she wants to switch to the Cantor.
I don't know whether to be flattered that she chose me first or insulted that her ultimate goal is my husband. I think I'll choose the former!