On Sunday we went to a 2 year old’s birthday party, stopping on the way to buy him a toy. Of course, we bought a noisy toy – as the Childless Friends, it’s the least we could do. If I had found a mini-drum set or a tambourine I would have purchased it. I feel it’s my duty. So we ended up with an “MP 1-2-3″ player, with Sesame Street characters and about 6 short songs to choose from. The best bit is a big button, and by pressing the button while the song is playing, you get an extra noise. There’s a different noise for each Sesame character. Of course, the most annoying is Elmo – but pressing the button forces a turntable scratch “wiki-wiki-wiki!” over the top of Elmo. It is awesome. And loud. SO LOUD. Of course the child loved it and was wiki-wiki-wiki-ing all the live-long day. Now we call him by his rapper name: N-Dog.