Friday, December 16, 2011

Kids Say the Darnedest Things About Beethoven

(This actually happened earlier this week, but I saved it for today in honor of his birthday.)

The kid said that he had learned how to play "Für Elise" on the piano...
ME: Do you know what "Für Elise" means?
KID: Nope.
ME: It means "for Elise"--he wrote it for a girl.
KID: Ooooh--Beethoven's in loooooooove!

Later on, I pointed out that Beethoven had gone deaf, but not right away, because he had to have known what music sounded like first in order to keep writing...
KID: That's right--he must've just sat down at the piano one day and found out he couldn't hear anything, and he yelled at his wife: "Shaaaarooooon!"
ME: Ha--that's not a very German name. Why would you think his wife would be named Sharon?
KID: 'Cause he's sharin' some looooove with her!

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