Have you ever lived with a musician? Here is a day in the life of Aaron’s music:
Summer is in the air and I am feeling romantic! No, not that kind of romantic…you all know I’m like a-sexual Serah over here. What I mean is that I am romanticizing the feeling of summer!
I heard some drumming (now with the TV on mute I realize its probably a 12 year old learning to play the drums) and immediately was brought back to my childhood (a good memory!) of listening to the highschool marching band. When I was growing up we lived just a few blocks from Hilhi. For those of you not in the know this stands for Hillsboro Highschool. I never went to that school though…too poor for our blood! I laugh because its silly. I bet I’d end up just the same amount of crazy if I had gone to public school…but glad my parents wasted a shit ton of money for private religious school??
Anyhoo…the drummings. It was really fun to listen to the marching band practice. It was even more fun when I could wrangle my dad into riding bikes up to the highschool to actually WATCH the practice. Really fun memories. It’s just one of those valley kid memories. It was a sign Spring was coming. Although now that I think about it…why would a marching band be practicing in spring/summer? Oh geez…my summer romance makes no sense!
Well, now I’m embarrassed. What about you? Lawnmowers mowing? Freshly cut grass? What makes spring and summer come alive for you? Start making some summer memories, because, crap June is half over already!
I recently went to visit a dear friend in Bremerton, WA. Basically, it’s a suburb of Seattle, via ferry. This dear friend of mine recently had a baby (WAY AHEAD OF ME by the way!) and I just had to go see her and the 6 week old little man. It was a great (yet short) trip and I quickly learned the following things:
3. You REALLY DO change diapers every hour. Mothers are not lying when they claim this! I witnessed first hand the never-ending cycle of feed, burp, nap, diaper change, repeat. Seriously…it never stops and that “nap” was like 15 minutes. Unless you’re in Seattle for the day in which case the baby will sleep non-stop and then terrify you for the night ahead.
2. Babies know when you are phoning it in. They want you to be bouncing them with full concentration. Anything less than full attention will end in baby crying.
1. I quickly learned how to hold baby and bounce them while drinking wine! These are the things any good friend would want to master. Go ahead…I know…I should get an award.
But with this face…I’d do just about anything. Except change a diaper…I managed to avoid that the entire time…go ahead…give me that award!
Loved meeting you little guy! Stay cute!!