I have been practicing playing the banjo a little every day. On good days I get an hour in, on bad days I get 20 minutes. I have found that one good time to practice is during lunch in my office. So far my colleagues have been nice. No one has complained about my playing. A benefit of practicing at home is that my children like to practice along with me. We have an old banjo-uke that I have strung with stings from my banjo.
Em and Zee have played that a lot. So much apparently that Em asked for a ukelele for Christmas. I couldn’t resist. I bought her one. Tonight she said that she wanted to find some private time when she and I could practice together. Of course I liked hearing that. I told her that we would. The trick is keeping Zee from feeling left out and compelled to climb on us or pull the strings himself.