The Sound Machine

June 19, 2017


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

43 responses to “The Sound Machine”

  1. Mrs Lighty says:

    Aww super super cute! And I also have my own little sound machine!! xxx

  2. Heather Keet says:

    I was the sound machine in my family. Talking, talking, talking, talking… #DreamTeam

  3. Nige says:

    Know how this feels we have two sound machines bless them super cute photo thanks for hosting #dreamteam

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

  5. One of my daughter’s favourite words is ‘noisy’, and it’s pretty clear why! ‘Making noise’ was one of the first two-word sentences she ever said. #DreamTeam

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

  7. liz Deacle says:

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

  8. Awwwww loved this!! I’m the sound machine in my family, recently joined by my littlest bub!

    Great Post!


  9. Tubbs says:

    We have two of those … The cat meows and meows at ungodly hours whilst the Tubblet chats and chats. It’s all good though 🙂

  10. 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. 🙂

  11. Mama Grace says:

    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

  12. This is fab and I can relate to so much, my twins are constant 24/7 but I love them to pieces and wouldn’t have it any other way. # DreamTeam

  13. Lisa says:

    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

  14. we have two little sound machines and I wouldn’t change a thing #dreamteam

  15. Lucy At Home says:

    This is sooo cute! Both my girls love to sing too, and the youngest is particularly noisy! Haha #dreamteam

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

  17. Eva Katona says:

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

  18. This is my middle child!


  19. 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

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

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

  22. Aleena says:

    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

  23. Natasha says:

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

  24. fridgesays says:

    #dreamteam who doesn’t like a cute sound machine, also your looks cuter than any Sony offer 🙂

  25. Children just seem to have endless amounts of energy don’t they! #dreamteam

  26. 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

  27. Awww so lovely! But 5am??? I’m so lucky to have a late riser!

  28. Love this – we wouldn’t have it any other way, would we?! #DreamTeam

  29. Haha that’s brilliant! She’s a very cute sound machine so I wouldn’t recommend trading her in for a quieter model #dreamteam

  30. Chloe Wood says:

    Completely know how you feel! #DreamTeam

  31. Haha I love this!! I have a little sound machine of my own, infact I have four of them! My sound machines are in stereo, I go through a lot of paracetamol..haha! #dreamteam

  32. mainy says:

    I have one of those too, bless his little cotton socks…on a good day and aaahhhhhhh on the louder ones!;)

  33. Totally agree, if you can’t beat them join them

  34. Tooting Mama says:

    I love this! It’s like you have written this for my child who says she has a disco in her head! #dreamteam

  35. Zach has a war cry that he uses when attacking the older two. All 3 are very talkative… 🙂 #dreamteam

  36. Helena says:

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

  37. Wendy says:

    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

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

  39. Aww this is so cute #dreamteam

  40. 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

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

  42. This is lovely, our sound machines never let up either. My oldest even talks in his sleep!

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