Though I originally intended for my blog to contain stories, pictures and anecdotes about my three children, it has become obvious to me that I may need to vent about other topics. :) No, I will not delve into politics or any other hot button issues, but us moms have to be able to tell it like it is occasionally.
I could not believe that this handsome, kind, funny and loving man was mine. But, wait ladies, he is also a singer and pianist. This is how he reeled me in - hook, line and sinker. Matt writes and composes his own music. Which he then sings and plays to the ladies. I think you can see where I am going with this. When a hottie fraternity boy writes a song with your name in it, you have no choice but to fall in love. So while his friends were wooing girls with beer, sarcasm and the occasionally chicken wing - my Matthew was playing to my heart.
I write this not to make you jealous, but to preface the rant that is to follow. I love the unique qualities that my husband possesses, but they are also what can drive me crazy! Matt has wanted to be a professional musician pretty much from the time he was 12. However, he was smart enough (with guidance from his parents) to realize he needed a profession where he got paid on a regular basis. So, now he is a pharmacist by day, and a ROCK STAR by night. I am not being sarcastic. He is currently transforming his Man Cave in the basement into an in-home recording studio. And we have 3 kids seven and under. Sounds easy, right?
I want to support him in his dream..... and I do. However, real life keeps me from being super supportive. I end up being sarcastic so I won't holler at him. All I see is visions of him performing "gigs" all over the south, while I am here working part time, running the kiddos to school, running Madelyn to ballet, Caleb to football, helping with homework, projects & volunteering at the big kid's school - alone. Right now I pretty much run things by myself. I am OCD enough that I kind of prefer it that way. However, whenever I ask for help, Matt steps right up.
By the way, I must insert a promo plug for his music here. He had uploaded a ton of videos of himself playing the piano & singing. Search for Matthew Underwood on You Tube. He has great versions of The Frey, Billy Joel, Alice in Chains, etc.
The thing I am most frustrated about is my fear that this will change our lives. I really do want my hubby to record a CD and fulfill his dream. I just LOVE our life now. You might sense that I love big changes, huh? I do love adventure and new jobs, hobbies, etc. I just kind of gave up all of that adventure when I had my 3 precious kiddos. Don't all moms do that?
I need to take the leap, support my wonderful hubby and see what is waiting around the corner.