It’s been a long time……

He's got rythym!....

And it has been a long time! Way too long! 2 weeks in fact since my last post and boy has a lot happened. The phone hacking scandal peaked (hopefully) with Murdoch almost getting a cream pie in the face, A madman goes on the rampage in Norway and kills 76 people (correct at time of going to blog!) Amy Winehouse dies tragically but predictably in her flat in Camden, Cesc Fabregas’s “will he wont he go to Barcelona” saga continues at Arsenal FC, the Space shuttle completes its last ever mission, and Ernest has developed the ability to scream with both displeasure AND delight. His stamina in this newly found dual ability is staggering, he can, quite simply, scream all day non stop. I have even found myself seriously contemplating wearing ear plugs. Whilst the tortuous elements of a baby screaming all day NON STOP may be obvious, there are also some more interesting, almost artistic elements to mention such as the harmonious sounds of Ernest’s screams reverberating as he jumps up and down in his jumperoo! Almost hypnotic, very tribal and amazingly rhythmic, the temptation to record them is incredibly luring, but like any live album, they would probably sound nowhere near as good as if you were actually there, and i’m tone deaf so they probably don’t sound that good anyway. It’s probably the relief from the monotonous high pitched squeal he makes the rest of the time clouding my musical judgement. It is this point that I am forced to apply the I can a make a noise louder than you approach. No, I do not scream louder than him, that would be ridiculous (and funny no doubt) but I make different noises like switching on the vacuum cleaner, hairdryer or even my ipod. They all work temporarily enough for some relief, and as I can’t leave him in his jumperoo all day, they certainly help. The latest noise to come from him is the blowing of raspberries and I can’t wait until he masters the art of blowing them whilst jumping! Now that i will record…

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