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I'm on my way to buy Mia a drum for her birthday.
Clearly, I've lost my everloving mind.
Posted on July 20, 2007 7:01 AM
Yes, you have lost it. Would the thought of having to pack it to move it along with all of her other toys sway you?
Maria | July 20, 2007 8:21 AM
oh..drums are not too bad. NEVER buy a recorder thingie. Ours went missing...somehow.
linda | July 20, 2007 9:14 AM
You are one brave woman.
Frank | July 20, 2007 9:16 AM
Totally insane. It must be the stress of moving that's making you not be able to think rationally!
Lisa | July 20, 2007 9:18 AM
are you feeling the need to lose your hearing? And Chris's? Does Chris know yet? :-)
diane | July 20, 2007 9:19 AM
I vote for a kazoo!
ckirby50 | July 20, 2007 9:24 AM
I bought my two year old a drum. The first thing my husband said when he saw it was, what evil friend or relative gave our child a drum.
a happier girl | July 20, 2007 9:25 AM
Does your new home have a music room far, far away from hearing range? Unlikely that she'd go without supervision, so I guess that's probably not the case. Happy almost Birthday to Mia! Time flies.
sarah | July 20, 2007 9:55 AM
I thought aunts and uncles were the only adults that ever bought loud toys for children. The very idea that a parent would buy such a toy for their own child...does Chris know about your 'mental issue'? Does he know what you're about to do? I think there are hotlines you can call in this situation....you really need help.
You can call me, 'Sir' | July 20, 2007 9:58 AM
No, you're not insane. My 2-year old has a drum, tambourine, harmonica, maracas, and a lap harp. He's had them since he was 1 and loves 'em. It's far, far, far better (IMHO) than any battery-operated noise. And it's great for the kids. Now, I am not looking forward to a full drum set in 12 or so years!
JamesMommy | July 20, 2007 10:02 AM
Buy a quiet drum. They must make them. Or perhaps I think they are quiet because when my kids had them they ruined my hearing.
Maribeth | July 20, 2007 10:08 AM
Buy a cheap electronic drum kit, one that comes with headphones. The first one for the lad (then 2.5 years old) was a cheap "real" drum kit. Mistake. Beat the crap out of it and it was so dang loud. We're on our second electronic kit, and it's brilliant. He doesn't always play with the headphones, but when my head is already hammering, he uses those.
Patois | July 20, 2007 11:01 AM
Please back away from the percussion. Remember the old adage, "To a child with a hammer, everything's a nail"?
Well....now EVERYTHING WILL BE A DRUM!
Pammer | July 20, 2007 11:03 AM
DO IT!! I planned on buying my son a drum also for his birthday next month. I was going to get the Bee Bop Band.
Sheena | July 20, 2007 11:43 AM
Wait. Just one drum, or one of those mini drum sets? Because that totally makes a difference when we're trying to judge how medicated you need to be! :P
At least you're beating those around you to the punch, by picking up the noisiest toy of all.
Kait | July 20, 2007 11:56 AM
stinkerbell | July 20, 2007 12:11 PM
So long as it's a cheap drum that will only last a couple of months before it gets broken, you'll be okay. And if you buy her a good one that just won't break no matter how hard you try, don't worry. She'll lose interest shortly after you lose your mind.
Meredith | July 20, 2007 12:18 PM
If you're very lucky, she'll do what my older son did and take it apart to see how it works.
Seriously, music is great for kids if you can stand it. We have an old, battered, piano and all three of them have learned to pick out songs by ear.
I played the French horn in high school and my mom suffered through the learning curve. My older son (same one) played the baritone horn. It was my mom's revenge.
We do singalongs too. I still play enough piano for that.
ann adams | July 20, 2007 12:41 PM
ann adams | July 20, 2007 12:42 PM
I cringed when I read this. All for music, but with lessons.
Unsure why a toddler with a drum would be a good idea. My thoughts are to reconsider until she's a few years older.
Diane | July 20, 2007 12:53 PM
You are a better woman then I.
Don't forget the earplugs.
Tuesday | July 20, 2007 1:15 PM
I did the SAME THING!!
We watched a movie called "Drumline" and Mag was absolutely AMAZED by the drumming. She was maybe 18 months and stupid me went to Toys*us and got this little drum that came with CYMBALS!! (WTF??!!) The cymbals have since been "lost" but the drum still has the strap and both sticks. She has "parades" up & down the street with me walking behind her. I'm supposed to be a majorette, but unless she looks back, I rarely twirl my baton.
Catizhere | July 20, 2007 1:31 PM
Dude, what are you thinking? That goes right along the crazy lines with Xylophones, water guns and finger paints.
jasmine | July 20, 2007 2:25 PM
Yep you're crazy as hell. Did you ask your Dr for a script of Topamax yet? Better hurry since it's friday. May I also suggest a Recorder since you've clearly lost your mind?? LOL
Sabrina | July 20, 2007 2:32 PM
Well, that's one way to get your pots and pans back! Besides, daddy and his guitar needs a drum to accompany them! Happy music-making!
Jaycie | July 20, 2007 2:51 PM
Hahaha! Clearly you love your daughter!
Nadine | July 20, 2007 3:09 PM
I might be the craziest mom, because my child had owned a kazoo and a recorder since he was born. And he loves them. His $1.50 drum (bought at an awesome Asian market) is his favorite toy.
And for the record, I could listen to him play his instruments for hours.
Isabel | July 20, 2007 4:08 PM
Let us know when you've located your mind, won't you? That reminds me of how my mother used to buy us loud or messy toys but never let us play with them, ever.
Fraulein N | July 20, 2007 4:20 PM
Are you getting her the Bee Bop Band? Lilli loved hers and still plays with it some.
Kelley | July 20, 2007 6:46 PM
Friends of my husband (notice "Husband" not mine) had a little boy. For Christmas one year I bought him a megaphone that not only could you talk into - but it also played a fire engine siren and police car siren. SWEET!!!!
Sues | July 20, 2007 7:37 PM
boxes, pots, & pans aren't enough for ya, huh? ;)
sweethomealagirl | July 20, 2007 9:49 PM
boxes, pots, and pans just aren't enough for ya, huh? ;)
sweethomealagirl | July 20, 2007 9:52 PM
Naw. My prediction: She'll play with it for 5 seconds and then CACTUS will play with it. THEN you will REALLY be kicking your self.
aimee/greeblemonkey | July 21, 2007 12:36 AM
I am all about buying drums for small children. You'll probably find that it's actually quieter than her banging on other household objects. It's a great birthday present just make sure to get one that won't break easily if you step on it -- not that I've done that or anything.
Kelly | July 21, 2007 7:51 AM
sweet baby jesus - are you trying to put yourself in an early grave?
Casey | July 21, 2007 12:59 PM
Awesome. You should probably buy a tamborine and some Tylenol while you're at it. Sophie's drums are for the bathtub only.
erika | July 22, 2007 6:26 PM
Do it! I assume you already did though! My 1 year old who hits everything got a drum SET for his first birthday, but it was payback from a relative.
SleepyNita | July 22, 2007 10:35 PM
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