This is kind of funny. I’ve thought millions of times about what an open-minded dad I am. And if any of the kids want to play any instrument at all, that’s fine with me, except of course, drums. Now my 13 year-old wants to play drums.
Not much background to give, but here goes. His older brother is a great guitar player, but the younger boy doesn’t like the guitar. I suggested bass guitar and he nibbled…and ultimately rejected it. Now he wants to play drums.
I should mention that lately when we hear a song he tends to comment on the drum part. Also, he’s been the lead singer in a rock band lately and when I picked him up at their rehearsal spot he showed me something on the drums and it sounded pretty good. Not that I would know good drumming from crap, anyway. I’m especially impressed in that he’s never practiced drums that I know of and certainly never took a lesson.
I should also mention that we have a really neat basement in an area where no one has a garage or a basement, so maybe this is a way to keep him under our supervision a little more for these next few crazy years.
Any thoughts? Comments? Warnings? Funny memories? Advice? Commiseration?