So I've been a little out of action for a while with family issues...
With such a large family and personality mixes, everything seems to blow out of proportion every once and a while when someone wants to cause drama... did I say daughter in law (oops I didn't mean to!) I guess my mama bear instincts would kick in but unless I'm asked to contribute I prefer to hide, because my kids are grown ups, and I'm not into drama...she is a bit of a fruit loop!
....so I have relied on my violin to clear my mind and give me some ME time - I am blessed to have a large family and fairly large house with a make shift music/weight/junk room (raising 5 kids it was a sanity requirement for 20 years of school trumpet, piano, saxophone, drum etc practice) so the phone gets left next to the coffee pot and I head down there to the back of the house, completely blocked off, can play along to songs with speakers blasting (hopefully drowning me out!)
...I headed down there and found my grandson strumming his little ukulele, he is 9, just starring at his feet, we were both close to tears. I picked up my violin, we started with twinkle, ran through bunch of fun kid stuff and ended up on the cabbage song....and we played till we laughed out loud...
Our Sanity room...
@Mimi Aysha What a great idea. When I get stressed, down in the dumps, or whatever, I have found myself going back to my violin. Who knew we would become better friends well after my school days than we were during them.
Smart method for dealing with things you don't want to deal with. Kudos to you.
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Good idea @Mimi Aysha
What's the saying? You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family!
Glad you and that little guy had fun. Teach him to handle his life-crazy-times with music, too. It's better than any drug...legal or illegal, and we all need all the help we can get.
Good to have you back in the forum.
Aw nice. I pay the mortgage so if anyone in my house doesn't like it, they are welcome to go outside. Of course, in the middle of Alaska, in the middle of winter, they just bared with me while I learned. But yes, I play when I am sad, frustrated, or happy. Music is good for all moods.
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