Thursday, 17 January 2008

let there be drums

Yesterday my son turned 16

In some ways I have been looking forward to this day for weeks now.

Not just because my boy is growing up but because of this...........

anyone who knows me will know that for the last year I have been complaining about this drum kit not only is it noisy but it takes up a lot of room. I could never easily get to my tumble drier.

But on tuesday evening my two older boys dismantled this drum kit which now looks like this.

I am much happier with a drum kit that looks like this and is silent. Now ET is still having drum lessons at school and needs to practice. He can't play ths drum kit any more. When he came down stairs on his birthday I had turned all the lights off and was standing in the dark. I expected him to walk into the room and turn the light on but he walked in muttered

its all dark!!

and walked back out again, turned on the hall light before coming back in. so I turned the light on and he was delighted when he saw his new drum kit.

this picture is a bit dark and I was in a rush to get to work when I took it.........but this is ET's new toy. It is a digital drum kit that he can play in the same way as the old one but it plugs into the computer so he can listen to it through headphones and we have relative peace. But it also only takes up a quarter of the space the old one took up.
the software he has with this lets him do all sorts of other fancy things with it too. so he is very happy to have his new kit that he can practice on more regularly and I am happy as I ahve less noise and more space


Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

I worthwhile investment on your behalf! Wow, so drums are now going to become extinct?

BBC said...

I am soooooo glad that I'm not 16. I'm not sure those kids are going to be here in 50 years considering how the big picture is going.

You are somewhat younger than I am, so of course I wonder how it will be for you in 20 or 30 years because so few really care about the planet as long as they can have what they want now.

I think that the next 20 years are going to be very interesting. Not that I expect to live another 20 years. But I never expected to make it to 64 in good shape either.

katy said...

Happy Birthday to your son.
So so glad my lad didn't play the drums! glad he can now play away and not disturb you with the banging!

Jungle VIP said...

As you know, I have suffered too. Cept it was Fender Strats and Marshall Cabinets for 6 years. Then.....they go. Then its quiet.....then you wish you had them close again. Life is a paradox sometimes.


toby said...

I reckon the world will be a fabulous place in 50 years. The scientific advances will be extraordinary. Hydrogen powered zero emission vehicles, hypersonic aircraft (London-Sydney in 30 minutes), space tourism, 100 year average healthy life expectancy, no childhood leukaemia or breast cancer or Alzheimer's, free facial surgery for all hair-lip babies worldwide...

So much to look forward to. Happy sixteenth to your son :)

nitebyrd said...

Happy Birthday, ET!

Lady, that gift is too cool!

I hope the future is wonderful for all of us.

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