Good Enough Mum- Boys+Drums Kits, all you need to know in 44 seconds

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Mums and dads of little boys… you need to know something about boys, about teenagers and about drum kits.

Just watch for 44 seconds, you may save yourself years of headaches…. and earaches….

What a laugh. Those drums are doing my head in, and that’s with the drum pads on!

But don’t think for a minute that I regret my big wee lad taking up the drums, or indeed his other love, the bagpipes. Not at all!

All my dad’s side of the family were and are very musical, and I was sure that one day my children would love to play something. Like many things with my Giant Teenager, it just took a bit longer.

As soon as he got to high school he begged to play the drums. He’s been doing lessons for a year and I’m truly glad. Music is a great occupation for youngsters, yes even heavy metal which is what he loves.

I’m linking this to Maxabella’s Weekend Grateful, because I really am grateful for the delight my kids take in music. But next time, I’m buying the electronic drum kit!

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Posted on: April 29, 2011


  • Reply April 29, 2011

    Mairi Stones

    Oh dear!
    That’s a challenge and a half. Perhaps head phones for you not him might work!

  • Reply April 30, 2011


    ROFL! I know living with it can’t be funny, but boy that clip sure was!!

    I agree, though, it is worth every agonising minute if it fuels his fire for music appreciation. I think ANY instrument is a wonderful thing for a teenage boy to be into. And the world needs more beat setters. x

  • Reply April 30, 2011


    Thanks for the tip! I will so go the electronic kit! You have got to be happy that he is digging his music though. I used to play the trumpet. I can assure you that my practise sessions were not my family’s favourite time of day. Tee he!

  • Reply May 1, 2011


    Why do boys always gravitate towards the noisiest of things?? best of luck with keeping your ear drums (and sanity!) intact x

  • Reply June 14, 2011


    electronic drum kit in my teenager’s room and planning to get a real drum kit in the garage. I think that should be the best set up for any teenager that is into drums

  • Reply October 11, 2011


    Exciting news! We now have electronic set, peace at last. Quick, must sell of the ‘real’ set.

  • Reply June 16, 2013

    Allison Tait

    Mr6 is keen to play the drums – maybe he can wait a little longer! Thanks for Rewinding.

    • Reply June 17, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Haha, the electronic set are MUCH better… we can still hear thumps through our paperthin walls but nothing like as bad as the acoustic set there. They nearly drove me bonkers.

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