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I'm on my way to buy Mia a drum for her birthday.

Clearly, I've lost my everloving mind.

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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?

oh..drums are not too bad. NEVER buy a recorder thingie. Ours went missing...somehow.

You are one brave woman.

Totally insane. It must be the stress of moving that's making you not be able to think rationally!

are you feeling the need to lose your hearing? And Chris's? Does Chris know yet? :-)

I vote for a kazoo!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

NOOOOOOO!

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!

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.

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.

beth... NO.

Beth... NO.

BETH... NO.

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.

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.

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.

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.

You are a better woman then I.
Don't forget the earplugs.

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.

Dude, what are you thinking? That goes right along the crazy lines with Xylophones, water guns and finger paints.

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

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!

Hahaha! Clearly you love your daughter!

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.

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.

Are you getting her the Bee Bop Band? Lilli loved hers and still plays with it some.

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!!!!

boxes, pots, & pans aren't enough for ya, huh? ;)

boxes, pots, and pans just aren't enough for ya, huh? ;)

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.

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.

sweet baby jesus - are you trying to put yourself in an early grave?

Awesome. You should probably buy a tamborine and some Tylenol while you're at it. Sophie's drums are for the bathtub only.

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.

hahahahahaahaahahahaha

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