Monday, March 8, 2010

What? Mommy can't hear you!

With their endless bickering and piercing shrieks, my kids torture me daily!  The chaos they create can be as insufferable as enduring fingernails on a chalkboard, while a persistent mosquito buzzes in your ear!  (SWAT!!!)
Now normally, I take a deep cleansing breath and remind myself that (chant with me) "I'm big, they're small, I'm right, they're wrong"!  I WIN!  Keep calm and carry on!  But truth be told, my offspring can be quite challenging at times!  They regularly test my patience by taking me to the brink of insanity!  
Friends, TODAY, was one of those days.  The madness was such that calming chants didn't work.  So, I did the only thing I could do.  I stuck my fingers in my ears, closed my eye, and sang LALALALALA!  The kids froze and looked at me like I was insane!  I know, not the most mature parenting solution but hey, whatever keeps us from jumping right?!!! 
Anyway, it took a minute but the storm passed, the clouds appeared and then it hit me...  EARPLUGS!  I swear to God I don't know where I come up with this stuff!  But I do!  The strokes of genius just keep on coming!  Seriously though, I'm thinking brilliance like this should be bottled!  $$$
So, in an effort to remain reasonably sane I decided to TUNE THEM OUT.  Literally!  And OMG can I just say, it totally worked!  It was like watching a silent cartoon!  Hilarious!  At this very moment, I'm sporting my new foamy friends and the look on my face says it all!  I've struck GOLD!  What?  Mommy can't hear you!!!  Ahhh...  The sweet, sweet sound of silence!  What a blissful, GENIUS solution!  
The unbearable uproar is no more! :-)


richerfamily said...

I should of done that when you and your brother were young. Shoot.

valerie huff said...

I used to do this in the car by turning up the music really LOUD, opening the windows, just generally making everything else louder than them. Of course people who pass me are looking at me like I am killing them! I have also put on the headphones with the iPod on loud but somehow that doesn't always do the trick. Now, the treadmill, on the third floor, music on loud, definitely works!

lizgizzy said...

I've often wondered what the trick is. I had no idea it was so simple. LOL

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