I have a really fun gig on this Friday night. We will have a big draw, we are playing with fun bands. Should be a great night to go nuts and have a blast.. no? Me: 41 year old father of three. Bass player since I was 15. My two year old twins were sick all last week and weekend and now my back is messed up from holding/carrying them constantly. I am totally stressed out at work from a "corporate restructuring" and having to lay off half of my team and dealing with all that s*&6 (literally, stress diarhea is kinda my thing right now), and the morning after the gig is my daughter's 6th birthday- and... because my wife is so cheap, we are having a fairy party at the "clubhouse" where we live. Translation- I will have to set up everything and run all the games with the kids and clean everything up afterwards... which when all said and done will cost the same as renting out a "bounce house place" or kids gym- without all the hours of prep... Sorry for the long rant and despite having to get that off my chest, I really do feel blessed with having an amazing family, being able to play the bass, being in a really fun live band, and having a job. Any other mid-life crisis bass players out there- please feel free to join in. Thanks!