Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pa rum pa pum pum

When we bought it, this seemed like a great idea:

But instead of fostering our daughter's musical creativity, tonight it interfered with the path of my foot as it sneaked the rest of me out of the bedroom after putting my daughter down to sleep. Nothing like the jangle of a tambourine and its friends to wake a toddler and make her twitchy. Instead of the half hour it initially took to put her to bed, I was in there for an hour and a half before I was able to sneak away.

Oh, and yesterday this box o' fun tried to kill me when I came to bed at 1 in the morning. I don't know what we have this for anyway: I'd like my daughter to be a musician, not a percussionist!

Just kidding--I didn't mean to denigrate any drummers out there (for the drummers: "denigrate" means to put down).


  1. Words of wisdom: If your child decides to become a drummer, there is NO house that is large enough for him/her to practice enough.

    --mother of a drummer

    (fortunately, he also worked at a theatre and could rehearse there!)

  2. We bought our oldest daughter a plastic drum set full of misc. musical instruments when she was about three. It all "mysteriously" vanished over time!!