Laughing it Off

If laughter is the best medicine, laughing at yourself is even more so.  I've written about Gavin before; yesterday he was beside himself while trying to learn a new piece, and each time he was stuck he'd groan loudly and slump down on the bench, exclaiming, "I can't DO it!"  The similarity to Don Music of Sesame Street was so great that I grabbed my laptop to show him this video:

He laughed, and although he was still frustrated, he now made a great show of throwing himself at the piano keys, knowing his mother and I would find it funny, instead of turning the frustration on himself.  Mission accomplished.  Carole would be proud.