That's how my mom and grandpa were with bagpipes, though mom eventually let me quit. I just stopped playing them. Grandpa told me to play and I told him to back off. I told both of them I didn't want to do it and I refused to. Mom attempted to punish me but I didn't listen heh. It's not her life. Sure, I'm her kid, but she can't control everything I do. I'm not her little puppet and I never will be.
Wow! I did that same thing during piano. I forced myself to mess up, simply cause I hated it. I didn't want to do it! Of course my piano teacher talked to my mom and stuff, but I still don't like it. And I'm still doing it!
Yeah, the only reason my mom's making me play is because, "She always wanted to when she was younger and I'll be thanking her in like 10 years." How about never?! Thank her for making me do something I really hate? Fine.
And she says, "No one else in your grade can play." Really? I can name 10.
I also showed her this thing in Woman magazine or something I can't remember, and it said in big bold words, "Kids should be able to chose the instruments that they want to play." And she said, "No! That's not true!"
IN WHAT WAY IS THAT NOT TRUE?!
That's why I've been secretly teaching myself how to play guitar when she's not home.
No kid should ever have to fulfill their parents lives just because they couldn't do it themselves.
Edited by Sweet Kandi, 12 October 2006 - 12:46 AM.