My children have unexpectedly been offered the chance to take music lessons for a reasonable price. Though reasonable, it’s far from cheap. So I keep thinking to myself, “Do I really want to leave my children’s musical education in a stranger’s hands? And do I really want to spend THAT much money on something that I could do myself?”
And the answer to both questions is no, and yes. I really don’t think I should leave their musical education in someone else’s hands, but I know damned well that, if left in my hands, they’ll get no musical education at all. What I really want, I guess, is for my personal honesty to wipe away my feelings of personal guilt.
But it never does.