Thursday, September 29, 2005

Trying not to laugh

My eldest is growing up! Fast.

In a lot of ways it’s wonderful, as I love our conversations and hearing his thoughts on the world. But on other occasions….

He’s formed a band with some school friends. I’m sure thousands of little boys do this, but what amuses me to the point of going cross-eyed with swallowed giggles is, he can’t play an instrument!

Now before you think me a heartless parent and imagine he must be part of the vocals, let me explain the boy is tone deaf! And can’t doesn’t sing. Again – this is not me being cruel – it’s just a fact. He’s too like me.

So what’s he planning to do? (you’re wondering, right?) Apparently, play guitar. And he plans to learn. Preferably before tomorrow, because The Band have booked the music room for rehearsal!

Every time I think of it, I giggle. And cringe a little.

I’m worried for him when his friends realise he’s blagged his way into their group. They really do play instruments, and one of them has even written a song (I know this is true because his mother emailed me to complain how much time he was dedicating to the group and writing music!)

But the BH and I have hopefully done a good thing. He starts guitar lessons next Thursday. Yet another activity to juggle around, and extra costs, but the boy is happy!

I hope he’s still happy tomorrow night after band rehearsal!


Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Air guitar with a DJ spinning rock 'n' roll in the background is a lot cheaper, and sounds better, too.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 5:15:00 pm  
Blogger mm said...

Our boys can form a band. My son started guitar in the spring, and it's the greatest thing he ever did. Really. He loves it.

A while ago he said he'd like to start up a band with a few of his friends. They all have guitars, all they need is someone to play bass - He pronounced it like the fish.

Once I stopped laughing long enough to explain the difference between a bass and a bass he made me promise not to tell anyone what he said.

But of course, the world wide web doesn't count.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 6:10:00 pm  
Blogger Who is this Dave? said...

I too am tone deaf (I know I've blogged about this) and tried to play the guitar as a youth.

The thing is, guitars need tuning. Difficult to do if you're tone deaf.

Thursday, September 29, 2005 6:23:00 pm  
Blogger MarkD60 said...

True tone deafness is extremely rare.

I wanted guitar lessons when I was a kid, I would have been a wildly famous rock star!!

Oh look!
My Word Verification code is GRUBB, that would have been the name for my band!

Friday, September 30, 2005 12:20:00 pm  
Blogger Jona said...

Hoss, I agree! But his little heart is set.

Maureen, lol, thanks for the warning – I’ll check my son knows how to pronounce it!

Dave, I’m glad me and my boy aren’t alone. Luckily the BH is not!

Hi Mark, True tone deafness might be rare – but I can sure butcher a melody ;o)

Friday, September 30, 2005 12:35:00 pm  

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