Re: Your parents' attitude towards your drumming
Mum was an author and a big fan of the arts generally, including music. Still, in hindsight I think she wished I was focused more on writing than drumming. Trouble is, our talents and preferences are not always in the same sphere.
Dad bought me a kit after a long period of intense lobbying and kindly tolerated my practising, but he disliked my music and drumming and his feedback tended to be "Do you call that noise music?".
So I'm the only "musician" in the family ;-) My sister dabbled in piano and clarinet but ended up just dating jazz musicians. That was great for me because she left a piano and clarinet in the home for me to play around with, and I got to see some fabulous jazz gigs.