Do you remember when you played your first 3 note chord?
Do you remember the first time you realized your hands had grown enough for you to reach an octave on the piano? It happened to my daughter today, and she was so excited! She yelled for me to come look and take a picture. These are the moments that are priceless.
Parents, moments like this are the reason to encourage yourself and your child to hang in there when music learning gets tough.