Posted by doularama | Filed under Parenting
The other day, when I picked up my daughter from school, her teacher cheerfully told me she had heard the great news. “She learned to whistle,” she offered in response to my quizzical look. The teacher seemed to agree with my husband that my daughter had achieved something grand. Now, I am always quick to point out my daughter’s signs of genius, but this one just doesn’t convince me, despite the fact that she whistles as well as I do. My husband is a masterful whistler and he’s the one who taught her, so I suppose he has something to be proud about, but doesn’t he see how unattractive a woman looks when she whistles (probably the reason I’m not better at it)? Hasn’t he heard the proverb, “A whistling woman and a crowing hen are neither fit for God nor men?” No and no.
My daughter stayed awake very late the night she got her whistle perfected. It was more than an hour after she would normally be asleep and she was whistling. When she woke up, she was whistling. At breakfast and on the way to school too. It turns out, that I will never lose my daughter because I will always hear her. Aside from that benefit, I hope that her newly-found skill will help her as she develops musically. I really would like to write some time about her musicality outside of the realm of the whistle. I suppose, though, that she’s on her way and this, in fact, could be an early sign which will be mentioned in her biographies. If only it were a little quieter (and a little less unattractive).
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