When my hubby and I were first dating I knew that he was a drummer. He had talked about it in Bible Study and I knew that he could sing (he was in the choir and led a quartet). What I didn't realize is how much a drummer is thinking/playing/doing drumming. Here are a few things that I have found that are different when you are married to a drummer.
When you are in the car and the blinker is going he is tapping a rhythm with his hands and feet to the time of the blinker.
When you are sitting anywhere be it church, the dinner table, in front of the TV or in the doctor's office he is tapping his foot and playing a rhythm in his head.
When the movie "Drumline" comes on especially the last 20 minutes you and he will watch it even though you have seen it at least a hundred times and have the DVD.
When your youngest is only six he will be able to "play with the big guys" for an entire song and keep the rhythm.
Air drums are played often with and without drum sticks.
Sometimes you will wake up to the noise of drum sticks hitting couch cushions.
A drum set doubles as decoration during Christmas time. (It's great to hang lights on.)
When your oldest goes to middle school band selection and the director strongly encourages him to play the clarinet your hubby will let him know that his child wants to play percussion. The director will state that he needs a year of piano first and the child will surpass that in 4 months and become a leader in the band department and one of select few that will be able to play the synthesizer in high school.
When you awake in the middle of the night because of an earthquake you will think that he is tapping a rhythm with his foot. He will show you by the swaying of the blinds that in fact you were awakened by the movement of an earthquake.
Today is February 27th and I am thankful to be married to my drummer of a husband and especially thankful that he chose a regular job instead of a life on the road as a drummer.