For their birthdays this year, the boys received a small acoustic guitar from friends of ours. Oscar fairly quickly and not at all surprisingly commandeered it, stating emphatically that his brother was not quite ready to use it properly. He picked it up and held it as if he had been holding a guitar his whole life, using the pick to pluck a few notes here and there. And this weekend Oscar tapped our resident guitarist and teacher extraordinaire–his father–and asked for a lesson. There is a saying that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Well, the teacher has been here all along and quite ready for this moment. Next year’s birthday will see a minature Stratocaster make its appearance here. But for now I hope this little guitar sets the stage for countless musical moments between the boys and their other number-one fan.