When All Your Kid Wants Is Drums…
For months now the 6 year old has been looking for a drum set. He talks about drums constantly. Obviously he was told in a nice way that there’s not a chance in hell.
I encourage an interest in music, definitely, just not a drum set! I tried so hard to persuade him to take an interest in virtually ANY other instrument but he was having none of it.
Me: What about a keyboard?
Me: A Guitar??
Me: A Tin Whistle???
Me: A Triangle!
And so on…
We were sitting in the waiting room the other day while the 8 yr old did his violin lesson and once again we were having a discussion about drums. I showed him some images of marching drums. “Yes!” He said. “That’s actually what I meant Mammy! Not a big drum set, a marching one!!”
Great, I thought. That I can handle! So I went online as soon as we got home and secured one so we’d have it in time. I was delighted with myself. Months of talking about drums and in a few weeks his little face would light up.
I went up to kiss them goodnight, and I said to the 6 yr old “Hopefully you’ll be able to get one of those marching drums this Christmas”
He smiled, and then he said “Actually, now I’m thinking about a clarinet.”
He’s getting a drum and that’s it!