Re: Did Your Parents Disaprove.
My parents absolutely disapproved! I got a drum set after telling my dad that I would only drum when nobody was in the house. It worked. I was happy, and they were *mostly* happy (drum sets take up a lot of space in your bedroom).
I am encouraging my kids (2 and 4) to play drums...and piano, and guitar, and to paint and color and draw and read and play games...I'm of the mindset that I'm not going to "push" anything on them, but rather make lots of options available and see what they cling to. Then, I'll encourage and push them to success in those ventures. I want them to grow up knowing that the more time/effort you put into things, the more you get back from it.