I laughed and told her, "Actually I have to work hard at it too Lily because it is really tough when you are so darn awesome!" (hee hee hee, I believe Aidan might have picked up the humor anyway.)
Have I ever mentioned how much I love old(er) people? Well, I do. I especially love how they just throw the you-know-what to the wind and tell you what they think, no filters necessary.
"I really enjoyed your music today," he said.
"Oh, thank you," I responded.
"I've never seen anyone count the music with their feet like that before....." he went on.
"Well, um, you aren't supposed to tap your feet while you play, of course," I assured him, as I choked on my coffee.
He was almost snickering at this point. "Well you sure had that foot tapping thing down," he said enthusiastically, as if this were some hard fought for skill. "It was quite amusing. I've never seen that before. Tapping your toes to the beat. They were really going, weren't they?"
Hello? I get the point. It was distracting and something we musicians try hard NOT to do, but guess what? I DID IT!
"Ahhh, well, it wasn't bad, that toe tapping, just interesting to watch," he said.
"Hopefully it didn't take away from the music too much," I replied patiently.
"Oh no. I enjoyed it," he said. "But then, I am mostly tone deaf so it all sounds good to me."
Uh, thanks, I think.
Church can be very good for practicing ones humility.