Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Man At Work ...

Last week The Man went to work.

This in itself is not unusual. That he was leaving at 5am to go to Central America WAS slightly out of the ordinary but in his line of work, he tends to travel to where the work is. That usually means Europe, Russia or, much more frequently, somewhere in the UK for The Man is in that most nebulous of professions: Music.

We're used to it though. Not just the lack of money *rolls eyes* but that sometimes he is here and sometimes he is not, whether it's just for the night, a few days, a week or more. Sometimes it can be inconvenient, like the time he was called on to deputise for a recently arrested drummer whilst halfway through plumbing in a new radiator. He was in Ireland by tea-time and we were left with a large hole in the floor and no heating for a week. *Sigh*

Oh yeah, and fitting in the C-section birth of The Boy around the tour schedule of New York guitar-burning rockstar* Adam Bomb.

But the children have all grown up surrounded by instruments and music, which is a good thing, and musicians, which isn't always. *Has a flashback to TeenTwin1 ripping the shirt off a former member of Black Lace when she was five years old.* *Sniggers*

And sometimes because we're all so used to it, we forget that the youngest child of the four might not be as used to it as everyone else.... as I discovered when The Man went to Central America. The Boy, aged seven, sleepless at midnight, snuggled up with me on the sofa while I showed him a map of the world, where Daddy was (no educational opportunities knowingly missed) and, finally, what Daddy was doing which was this ...





..  So alright it's a Pink Floyd tribute band. What of it? The Boy was beyond impressed. His daddy (the good-looking one on bass and vocals) on an advert. An actual advert. JUST like the ones on proper TV. On the other side of the world admittedly, but boy The Boy was proud.

So proud that the next day he insisted on taking the link to one of the band's YouTube videos to school for Show and Tell.......

And we're still waiting to see how that goes down.

The teacher SAYS she has a problem with her laptop, her whiteboard and time. I SUSPECT she doesn't want a class of seven year olds suddenly discovering "Another Brick in The Wall" and frankly, I don't blame her ...

*wanders off singing "We don't need NOOOOOO..." etc*

Meanwhile, over in El Salvador...







*not an actual rock star, but should be

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