Monday, February 21, 2011

Help!....I can't stand it!

I know I shouldn't care.  I don't know why it's such a big deal...I'm just a quiet person.  I enjoy quiet.
 I ride in the car for hours with just my own thoughts.  Noise in the background makes me nuts.  For example, a TV that someone has walked away from hours ago, and was left on: makes me crazy. Any kind of Nintendo game constantly playing the same tune, or worse yet, the gun noise constantly: makes me nuts.

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Here's the thing:  My daughter constantly hums.  It's a happy noise, full of tune and is her own personal song.  She hums in the car, while she's reading, during homework. It makes me crazy.  I hate to squelch her happiness, but sometime I snap.  (Then I feel badly)  What should I do??

4 comments:

marzipan said...

Annie is constantly happily humming or singing too! Sometimes it bothers me and but most of the time it doesn't. I don't usually have to squelch it because I can count on her brother or sister to tell her to stop.
My pet peeve is when all three of my kids desperately need me to help them all at the same time - that makes my head spin!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I usually love background noise and always have the TV or radio on, but humming and game noises drive me nuts too!

the treat girl said...

THAT'S WHY WE'RE SOUL SISTERS!!!! I hate noise too!!!!!!! I can drive all the way to Buffalo in complete quiet...It's not humming over here, it's the CONSTANT drone of Cub doing his Tech Decks all over my counters, tables, sinks and floors. It is sheer torture!! ...and I'm getting the same way with it being too bright...all of our switches are dimmers over here....Yikes!

Terri Wakild said...

I thought I was the only one! My daughter moved to college, and I don't even turn the TV on. It is SO quiet at my house.(took some getting used to!) The little noises kill me, including the drone of the air vents. Unfortunately for me, I am a teacher and I sit in a classroom of 25 kids who constantly make little repetitive noises! I just make sure to take 'quiet' breaks several times a day. During my planning time (when the kids are gone to related arts) I sit quietly and try to reground myself, and the same after school when they have left. I know it is hard when it is your own child, but i used to do what men do...take an unusually long time in the bathroom...take a book with you and you can really tune out the world! P.S. You don't even have to 'use' the toilet while you are in there if you shut the door. :)