Freakin' Awesome!  

sweetalyssum 47F
560 posts
2/28/2006 4:52 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Freakin' Awesome!

“Freakin’ Awesome!” I hear my almost 14-year-old boy yell this as the guitar wails and begs to be released from its torture.

I will meekly submit to the insane asylum now. It is only a matter of months before he finds other, “freakin’ awesome” buddies to take over my garage with the delightful noise of teenage angst and turmoil. Only a matter of months before the police officer is regretfully knocking on my front door to ask me to adhere to general accepted codes of acceptable noise levels in our community.

Red-faced, I’ll tell the officer that I’ll take care of it, and he nods…knowing that next month he and I will be having the same conversation.

And yet…as I sit here…carrying every parent’s living nightmare to the nth degree; I hear some talent. I hear creativity. There is still a bit of teen angst in me that can sympathize with his need to express himself with something other than words.

So, I know in my heart I’ll encourage this gift to the detriment of my own sanity. I’ll encourage this expression of soul. I’ll encourage him to harness his talent so that he will know he can achieve a harmony. I’ll encourage him to take his garage band to your house so that you can join me in the asylum.

rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
2/28/2006 5:59 pm

Hey If we can play together then the asylum is as good a place as any. And the level of my insanity has always been in question by those who know me well. LOL

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
2/28/2006 6:52 pm

Awww come freakin' love it!!! Who knows, he may be your freakin' meal ticket for your old age. Just kidding. Times to remember and look back on because they go by way too fast.


spinmedown 49M
3626 posts
2/28/2006 6:59 pm

drums are much worse

See ya in the North Ward craft room.

Most people are other people... FUCKING CHARACTER LIMIT!!! ~Oscar Wilde

MrSharkey2000 52M

3/1/2006 7:57 am

I think that you have misspelled your handle. Try sweetaSSYLum instead. You might want to invest in some high quality earplugs.

With kids of my own at that age, I completely sympathize.

Foster that creativtiy. There will be so many in his life that will fail to nuture that talent. We all have our own trail of detractors.

good luck!!

gemini0157 59M  
6842 posts
3/1/2006 1:44 pm

You'll learn to like the music... Be glad they choose to spend their time in such a constructive way... nurturing a talent... On a serious note... It may not be easy but encourage the kids to wear earplugs too!... The drummer in my Son's band of many years was disqualified from the Air Force's pilot training program because he failed a hearing test.... They wear earplugs now but didn't in their early teens...

redmustang91 57M  
8571 posts
3/2/2006 4:02 am

Tell them music is great but turn down the volume to save their hearing and decrease the noise pollution. Angst is great, but consideration for others is a good value too! And remind them of the dangers of smoking, drugs and alcohol along with unprotected sex...

sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:22 pm

LOL Ravyn...the asylum as a romantic rendezvous? Well...hmmmmmmmm...?

Is it crazy to admit to seeing the potential?

sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:23 pm

Yes, Mags...

I remind myself of this as I open the bottle of aspirin.

But yes...I do love it.

sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:25 pm better share that paste with me. Don't be such a hog!

Yes...but the drums are coming...can you hear them?

sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:26 pm

Mr. Sharkey...good reminder.

Let's not add "detractor" to the list of labels my children will no doubt have for me during these teen years.

sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:28 pm

Gem...good point about ear plugs for him and future band mates. I'll be sure to share the story with them.

sweetalyssum 47F

3/2/2006 5:32 pm


Yes consideration for others is of paramount importance when it comes to neighbors. to communicate that to a teenager...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...gotta think that one out.

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