• Toys, Eavesdropping on the Children Noise Chaos, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/04/Children Noise/ #children #noise #toys #backyard #quiet #momhood #kids

    Eavesdropping on the Children Noise Chaos

    There’s growling, there’s yelling in mock pain, there’s laughing, squealing, arguing, a sudden scream. I mean, high-pitched, ear-splitting screams. It’s children noise and the accompanying chaos. Right over my fence. Do I mind? Oddly, no. Twelve years ago, before having my own kids I would have. Because I’m solitary and…

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    The Trauma of a Tonsillectomy

    A few days ago, my six-year-old had tonsil surgery. There’s this cliché idea of this procedure as a minor rite of passage many children undergo. It involves the fun of popsicles and ice cream to soothe the throat’s wounds. I had this notion too, I’d never had my own tonsils…