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To have thrown my daughter's recorder out of the bathroom window?

(78 Posts)
freddiefrog Fri 11-Jan-13 20:59:09

It was that, or it got shoved where the sun don't shine.

No one needs to tunelessly blow a recorder while they're in the bath do they? Especially as they've been blowing the bloody thing all day, every day since bloody Christmas.

I may shove the thing up the arse of the comedian who bought it for her

The space hopper is next on my hit list!

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 11-Jan-13 21:00:07

I've hidden the top half of DD1's recorder. I like my eardrums.

VinegarDrinker Fri 11-Jan-13 21:02:01

Get her some lessons or a book so it doesn't have to be tuneless noise?

wigglesrock Fri 11-Jan-13 21:02:56

I long for the recorder - my dd1 learns the tin whistle in school - lets just say she's not a natural.

stargirl1701 Fri 11-Jan-13 21:02:59

Ha! Try teaching it with a class of 30.


Fakebook Fri 11-Jan-13 21:03:09

I hid my Dd's harmonica and took the batteries out of her keyboard and "forget" to keep buying new ones.

MrsLouisTheroux Fri 11-Jan-13 21:03:48

YABU, you sound like a brat.

Flobbadobs Fri 11-Jan-13 21:04:38


Hassled Fri 11-Jan-13 21:05:07

I'd rather listen to ten different car alarms going off simultaneously than listen to a badly-played recorder. YANBU.

Badgersnatch Fri 11-Jan-13 21:06:27

Shove the recorder up the spacehopper's arse

freddiefrog Fri 11-Jan-13 21:07:13

I showed her how to play Twinkle Twinkle, but she's not a natural.

She just wants to blow it. Awful racket

VinegarDrinker Fri 11-Jan-13 21:07:49

I take them away if DS is blowing hard so it is shrieky and nasty. If he's blowing gently I just try and ignore and let him play. He understands that and is not yet 2.

VinegarDrinker Fri 11-Jan-13 21:08:50

Get her an ocarina? Hard to make such a racket!

Hassled Fri 11-Jan-13 21:10:18

I'd also rather listen to DH snore constantly between the hours of 1am and 5am than listen to a badly-played recorder. That's how NU you are.

sittinginthesun Fri 11-Jan-13 21:11:27

UABU! I used to play my recorder in the bath when I was 5. I've still got it (several decades later grin)

freddiefrog Fri 11-Jan-13 21:14:14

I honestly could not stand it any more

She thinks she's playing tunes on it, but she's not playing any actual notes so while its Twinkle Twinkle in her head, it's just blowing to the rest of us.

freddiefrog Fri 11-Jan-13 21:16:40

An ocarina looks interesting, it looks quite hard to get a noise out of it.

I'm yearning for the kazoo from last christmas, she never worked out how to get any sound out of it so just filled it up with dribble

SirBoobAlot Fri 11-Jan-13 21:19:11

YABU. What kind of example does that set her?

ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 11-Jan-13 21:19:14

My younger three learn the recorder but luckily they are all being taught by specialised recorder teachers at music school (who knew that you could study it to degree level?) and it sounds lovely when they play. DS2 can play treble recorder as well as descant and will be starting the clarinet soon.

VinegarDrinker Fri 11-Jan-13 21:29:15

freddiefrog no you just blow, same as a recorder, but you have to blow quite gently! No screeching noise.

WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Fri 11-Jan-13 21:36:36

I didn't even need to read the rest of your op.


ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 11-Jan-13 21:45:44

DS1 tried the ocarina but it had different notation so not really useful for learning to read music.

Startail Fri 11-Jan-13 22:03:43

I found a bird shaped whistle and my old useless cheap recorder in the very bottom of my sock draw.
Quietly removed when she wasn't looking

DD2s never asked for them back and they were still there years later when I had a tidy out.

My DDad broke my plastic trumpet in half, it was 6.30 am. He felt guilty and replaced it.

All would have been forgotten if he hadn't used the distinctive stripy tubing to make or swing ball got its base.

Poor chap got teased for years, we threatened to report him to the RSPCTgrin

MolehillAlchemy Fri 11-Jan-13 23:07:16

Ew, the soggy end of a shared wooden recorder at school. I can still smell it. And if you played it too long bits of spittle would drip out of the end.

The only sensible thing is to burn them, obv.

LRDtheFeministDragon Fri 11-Jan-13 23:08:43

Get her an alto one. Much less painful than descant.

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