Before settling down in Chicago I played in a band, a couple bands actually. But one in particular helped shape the younger me and how I experienced life. I never would’ve thought then that it would also prepare me to be a better father and a partner in parenthood.
Here are 6 things I learned while playing in a band that have helped me with this dad thing:
1) Coming up with names can be the biggest source of frustration and debate
2) The quieter you try to be, the louder you actually are
3) One member of the group didn’t get enough sleep
4) What you think will be the big hits probably won’t be the big hits
5) Someone in the audience always thinks they know better
6) When all is said and done, if everyone is happy, it was a success
Have you, or do you currently, play in a band AND have children? Tell me what similarities you see and how raising a toddler is like dealing with a crazy band member or the shitty music industry!