I wouldn't say my expectations were high when it came to being married to a musician. For the most part, I just envisioned an endless barrage of noise filling every conceivable space in our home and perhaps the occasional love ballad (complete with love eyes.) Surprise, surprise! I was right! But there are some things that I totally didn't anticipate ever having to deal with...
After living with and observing my husband for the past 6 years, here's what I've learned about him as a musician.
2. He also has selective listening
If you're telling him about how the kids flooded the bathroom today and he responds with "Hmm, that sounds good"...You may be the victim of selective listening. Chances are he heard the sway of the overhead fan and it sparked some ingenious song idea that he's formulating in his mind. Don't be alarmed if he suddenly disappears. He's "locking it in." Which brings me to thing #3...
3. He speaks "music-ese"
Ok music-ese isn't actually a word but you know what I mean. If you're not familiar with musical terms or phrases exclusive to musicians (musician's code), now would be the time to bone up on the basics. Otherwise, you'll find yourself wondering why A's just minor and B's so major or giving him the suspecting side eye when he tells you he's modulating. But if your newly learned musical knowledge evades you, divert any suspicion of musical ignorance with "It sounds amazing babe!" (Highly effective if not overused)
4. He has absolutely no concept of time
I know, seems like a contradiction doesn't it?! But don't let his uncanny ability to keep time fool you. "I'm just gonna lock in this beat real quick" turns into 4 hours locked in a dimly lit and padded room that smells of burning electronics and man sweat. Or when he's "garaging" with his friends and says he'll be back in 3 hours tops...it's a LIE! Ok, maybe not a lie but a GROSS underestimation! Here's my tried and proved formula...He says he's going to be gone X amount of hours. X amount of hours + a MINIMUM of 3 hours = Actual time you can expect him home. It hasn't failed me yet...
5. He's not-so-secretly a crobot
Crobot is actually a term I came up with. It's a creative robot. You don't want to mess with him when he goes into crobot mode. He won't hear or see you anyway and you could disrupt the highly sensitive mechanics that are at work. In those moments, his ability to communicate is limited to that of his fellow crobots and they only speak in code (aka music-ese.)
Now, of course, this is not an exhaustive list. However, is has shown to be pretty consistent across the board. Knowing what to expect will save you much heartache and ultimately strengthen the bond between you and your music man! #musicwivesunite
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