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June 26, 2017

The Ukulele Summer

June 26, 2017
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Ever since that first day of summer we’ve rushed from one place to the next. Much like jumping fleas (I promise I’ll explain that analogy later), I don’t feel like we’ve been able to chillax one bit. Well maybe a tiny bit, but not much.

The only girl that’s been lazy bones is my middle. Due to the unfortunate run-in with a mad soccer ball, she fractured her fibula (ankle) last week. She has been forced to stay off her feet. The RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) was doctor ordered and mother approved. On the other hand, the rest of us have been running around nonstop.

In step the Ukulele to the rescue. I said the couch surfing was ‘mother approved’ but it wasn’t really. It drives me insane to watch my child lie around all day, everyday. I wasn’t dealing well with it. So after the second day of rolling my eyes at her nonstop snapchatting or the mind-numbing Netflix episodes – I’d had it. You’ve got to do something else with your time. Incidentally, this is my girl that loves to read. Speed reading, nonetheless. But none of that was happening now.

I went out and got my old guitar strings restrung and bought a couple ukuleles. Oh my! Seriously, if I’d know the response to the Ukulele before this, I’d have bought it years before! All of my girls fight over them. As you can assume, the third tiny guitar is on it’s way. Because this is one time I don’t want them to wait their turn. Go get it girls! Within the last few days there has been countless google searches and apps downloaded for lessons and ukulele sheet music. They’ve worked on duets and laughed and laughed til their sides hurt.

These are the days that they’ll remember forever. It will go down in the books as the Ukulele summer.

Currently we are working on a band name. Nothing has stuck, so if you have any suggestions let us know.

OK, I promised to explain the flea comment earlier. Sooo apparently I (along with the rest of the country) have been pronouncing ukulele incorrectly. The correct way to say this word is OO-koo-LE-le. You shouldn’t ever say YOU in the beginning or LAY at the end. It means Jumping flea in Hawaiian. Coming from the fast way your fingers jump around on the four strings. We’ve learned so many fun facts this week. Exciting stuff. 😉

Another fun fact is that we keep getting fabulous newness in the shop every week! One of my latest favs? This tropical romper that can be used as a swim coverup or simply a loungewear piece: available online or in the shop. Stop by soon to ensure your size! {also I’m in love with this antler necklace -also available in the shop}tropical romper
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1 comment

  1. Tammy you’re so creative! What a great idea to give your children instruments to reduce screen time! Good job, mom! And also, never knew that about the pronouncing! As an educator, very good to know so I don’t continue to be ignorant of that fact.

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