A house filled with children is a house filled with noises, commotions and smells not found in other places. If at least two of the siblings are in the adolescent stage of development and within one year of age of each other, the clatter and constant drone created simply by their presence is at levels that make the decibel scale insufficient for measurement. Adolescents create noise simply by â€śbeing,â€ť much similar to the way Pigpen creates dust just by standing still. Itâ€™s a law of nature. It canâ€™t be stopped. You can only hope to contain it.
Let me be the first to say that I WAS not one of those people who were running around hoping for a â€śWhite Christmas.â€ť Honestly? If I had my way, Iâ€™d live on an island in the middle of nowhere, surrounded only by blue ocean waters and the ONLY time Iâ€™d leave is when there were threats of a hurricane. Or a tsunami. And maybe a volcano eruption? Ok, ok, I get it. No place is perfect no matter where you live, but I have to say, if I wanted to shovel snow and drive on icy roads, Iâ€™d have stayed in Chicago.