This is the conversation I had with my choir teacher, with the conversation with my aunt pasted in. I don't mean to sound disrespectful of my aunt or my grandmother. I want you all to know, though, that this grandmother told me to leave singing to the talented people. Me: " Today 8:46pmMy aunt Did you go down to Grandma's and sing today? 8:47pmMe Not today. Maybe tomorrow? 8:47pmMy aunt Why not? 8:48pmMe Ummmm, because I'm a chicken? 8:48pmMy aunt that's ridiculous 8:49pmMe I know. Tell me about it. 8:49pmMy aunt Your grandmothers love you more than anybody, except God and your MOm. They WANT you to do well. 8:49pmMe ? 8:49pmMy aunt well if you want to be a better singer, then you know what to do. they would love to help you. 8:49pmMe ? Really? 8:50pmMy aunt what does the ? mean. Kara you know that is true. 8:50pmMe I'm too chicken, but, of course it's true.... 8:51pmMy aunt well you have 2 choices. Sit at home and never learn to sing. or Go learn to sing. Whining doesn't help. Choose. 8:52pmMe I can't go tomorrow, I don't think. 8:52pmMy aunt well start figuring out when you can go. I think Grandma's schedule is fairly open. 8:53pmMe Yeah, mine's a little busy..... 8:54pmMy aunt well It's YOUR choice. 8:54pmMe I know. But....I'm sort of busy. 8:54pmMy aunt Did you get a job. 8:55pmMe Uh......not yet. 8:55pmMy aunt what are you busy doing? schools out 8:55pmMe Summer reading. Plus, my throat is killing me lately. 8:56pmMy aunt Summer reading can stop anytime you want it to. 8:56pmMe Not if I want to fail class before it's started. " She keeps telling me to practice with my grandmother, but I don't want to! My grandmother told me to let my aunt sing, why would I want to sing with her? I've been trying to work on my voice and stuff, but i really dont[ want to do it with my grandmother.... _______________________________________________________ Choir teacher Tell her you already have a voice teacher - me. ________________________ I feel claimed now. I thought it was pretty awesome my choir teacher referred to herself as my voice teacher. She said this the other day-"You did very well! Yes, I think you could do a solo. If I had the time right now, I'd love to work with your voice a little!" Apparently, I can sing on my own. Without a choir. Blows my mind. I'd need work first, but I think it's really neat that my choir teacher wants to help me.