So I totally stopped playing the guitar. On Christmas eve I played my super-slow version of silent night for the dad end of my family. We got into a conversation about how my hands are too small for the guitar and then a couple of days later they gave me a ukulele! Holy crap this is the instrument I was meant to play. Who knew? I always wanted to learn the cello (which also has four strings- coincidence?) but it never seemed worth the money/space/time. Well my ukulele was a gift; it's really small, so storing it is not an issue; and I had already put enough time into the guitar so spending under 30 minutes a day with the ukulele equals progress. It's really gratifying. Also, Mr. Wallace isn't scared of it (he hates the guitar), and there is a version of Leonard Cohen's hallelujah that I've already learned the first part of.
The thing about the ukulele that is sort of awesome is the way it's tuned. On a guitar the strings go in order. It goes E A G D B E, so the notes get higher and higher as you play them in order. I got a four string tenor ukulele, which goes E C G A, which is not in a scale order, but sounds really nice and sort of familiar.