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    Eavesdropping on the Children Noise Chaos

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

    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 quiet and an introvert, I would have hated it. But now I don’t mind it. In fact, I like to listen. You never know what sound will come out next. The Embarrassment of a Loud Child When we first moved…