Re: Your parents' attitude towards your drumming
My parents were totally against it. They wondered why I didn't want to play a real instrument. They thought the drums were nothing but nosie and not music. They refused to buy me a set so I had to buy my own when I was older and had my own place. It was a cheap beginner set but good enough for learning on.
They finally excepted the fact that drumming is a big part of my life and are glad I enjoy it so much.