My kids were goofing off, posing the stuffed racoons like they were playing my son's trombone.
I tried to talk my son out of the trombone - it's about the nerdiest instrument out there. The proof? I played trombone in high school, as did my father-my-law. My son is also joining the surf team so that should offset some of the nerd factor.
Trombones are much lighter than I remember, when I was a scrawny little shrimp lugging this huge case on and off the school bus every day.