The Sound Machine


We really do adore her,

And love her just to bits,

But our lovely little sound machine,

Can be really quite a… little darling!


I’d like to say it happens,

Every now and then,

That silence falls at least between,

Midnight and 5am.


But our sound machine just won’t let up,

It’s a never ending stream,

Because every tiny second,

Is an opportunity to scream!


At 4am on the dot,

A shrill noise can be heard,

Up and down the street,

There’s no question of it not being heard.


Mummy, mummy, mummy!

Begins the sound machine,

Louder, louder and louder,

I know you can picture the scene.


This noisy little rascal,

Goes on and on and on,

Then finally she just can’t help it,

And breaks out into sing-song.


All day we’re treated to honks, toots and bleats,

It really is quite impressive,

Who knew our little sound machine,

Could be this super expressive.


We nod along politely,

And through gritted teeth we hear,

A pick a mix of gawd-knows-what,

Blasting in our ears.


A lunchtime matinee of Trolls,

Which I secretly enjoy,

Drives Daddy Button round the bend,

When she starts up her very own encore.


Dinner is a disco,

She is the Dj you see,

Banging, clanging and shrieking,

Footloose and fancy-free.


It’s night time now,

The house is still,

The pets are all in bed,

But our lovely little sound machine,

Is now trying to spin upon her head.


There really is no let up,

No peace or calm at all,

But we love our little sound machine,

Hoots and toots galore.



And as they say… if you can’t beat them, join them!


The Sound Machine



For our lovely little sound machine who fills our days with her never ending joy and laughter x


The Sound Machine





Cuddle Fairy



  1. June 20, 2017 / 6:04 am

    Both of mine were sound machines,we use to joke that they even chatted in their sleep. #dreamteam

  2. June 20, 2017 / 7:50 am

    How lovely! My little boy has just perfected his shriek so things have cranked up a few decibels in our house! #DreamTeam

  3. June 20, 2017 / 9:01 am

    ahhh love this:) beautiful photos of your girl too xx

  4. June 20, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Haha the sound machine. Great. In Tescos yesterday my girls were having a shouting competition and it was funny they kept giggling, so I joined in. 🙂
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  5. June 20, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Sounds like your sound machine is a smile machine and generates so much love, just wish she could be put on mute. Lovely poem. #DreamTeam
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  6. June 20, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Lovely post which really made me smile. I can’t believe your beautiful little one would ever scream at night, butter would not melt in that mouth #DreamTeam x
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  7. June 20, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Great rhyme about a super cute little person! Lovely post. #Dreamteam

  8. June 20, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Very cute. They are so chatty and love all sounds at this age aren’t they #dreamteam

  9. June 21, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I still think that you are tricking me as Little Button was an quiet little angel when we met her haha. Unlike my two that clearly have their volumes set on “may do damage to hearing” at all times! 😉 Love this poem Annette. Thanks for being such a fab bloggy buddy! #DreamTeam xx
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  10. June 21, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Very cute. Why do they have to bang the edge of their bowl/plate/table … anything really. Why? I don’t get it!

  11. June 21, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Yep they love experiemnting with noise at this age don’t they X #dreamteam

  12. June 21, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Oh she is adorable!!! I love this – we have 2 of them, and I completely agree; if you can’t beat ’em (apparently that’s frowned upon!) most definitely join ’em!! #DreamTeam
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  13. June 21, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Love this and certainly something I can relate to! #DreamTeam

  14. June 21, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    #dreamteam who doesn’t like a cute sound machine, also your looks cuter than any Sony offer 🙂
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  15. June 21, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I am often blown away by the amount of noise that comes out of someone so little. Even when they are asleep they snore! #DreamTeam

  16. June 22, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    I have one of those too, bless his little cotton socks…on a good day and aaahhhhhhh on the louder ones!;)
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  17. June 23, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I really like your attitude to joining them in their sing song ways. #DreamTeam

  18. June 24, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    What a cutie and I know what you mean, my 3 year old just doesn’t stop..although we don’t have to deal with screaming all night thank god xx #dreamteam

  19. June 25, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    little man has learnt to shout random sounds which is always a fun alarm so I really feel your pain! #dreamteam

  20. June 26, 2017 / 9:29 am

    And the sounds are pure joy! Lovely poem, and what a little beauty! We have one just like her! <3 Had to plead with her to pipe down last night during bedtime — she may still be in mid-speech, I fell asleep before her! <3 #DreamTeam
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  21. June 28, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    What a lovely poem and haha and we have a sound machine too. Lovely read and thanks for sharing #bloggerclubuk

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