I've been teaching my neighbour's 10 year old daughter a few drum rudiments over the past couple of years. It's fun to see someone take what you show them and run with it, make it their own.
A few months back a friend of the parents had a child-size drum kit that they no longer wanted (I know, right?) so offered it to "M" (the daughter).
It turns out that M is really taking to the instrument, so much so that the kit is slowly disintegrating under her feet. Her hi-hat is totally shot and makes playing a real chore so I donated my old hats and stand to the cause.
So much happiness!
She'll be teaching me new grooves within the year, I can feel it. :-)