January 15, 2013
I know this may come as quite a shock to you, but it does get rather noisy around here on rare occasion.
Like 8,634,986 times a day.
Not bad really.
And on very, very, very rare occasions, it gets nerve-crushing, ear-splitting, brain-exploding loud.
Only about 592,378 times a day.
Hardly worth mentioning.
I suppose some people may wonder how moms survive such things without going stark-raving mad.
Well, I guess I can't speak for all the other lunatics out there, but I learned a little something from my dad.
My dad use to work construction in his pre-professor of economics days.
I have many a memory of when we eight children got a little noisy or out of hand (Not that I would ever do such a thing, it was all my siblings. If you don't believe me, just ask me!) he'd whip out these bright orange babies, place them over his ears, and no amount of screaming bloody murder or pot and pan banging would phase him.
He gave them to me a few years ago.
So, on that ever so rare occasion when the kids get just a teeny bit loud, I whip out my trusty industrial ear muffs, and I'm as calm as a summer's day.
Bang away kiddos, I care not!
Just in case I haven't mentioned it lately... thanks dad!
Just a tip for all you other moms out there, tell your hubby you're ordering your own pair today.
They encourage nothing but love and happiness in the family.
I'm not kidding.
Go get a pair.
They are awesome.