I struggle with noise, for the simple fact it hurts my ears. Actually, not so much the noise, but the vibrations some noises make. I have fluid behind the eardrums and certain noises causes, what I presume are like, mini tidal waves crashing against the drum causing the pain.
Nonetheless, it's impossible to keep little one quiet, and even more impossible to stop them from banging on things. It is possible to minimise what they bang on. This morning the darlings were boisterious and full of mischief. After finishing a chat with a friend on the telephone, the music basket was emptied out. Gosh they had fun -a nd I cringed, tried to ignore the mini tidal waves in my ears and got on with some crochet. Well , like anything, if one is distracted the irritation seems less annoying.
Treeblocks. It can produce lovely sounds, perhaps not when a 3 1/2 yr old boy is blowing with all his worth, however.
And the piece of crochet I was working on while all this, um, music was being produced.... a square motif for a dishcloth. The horrible pink kitchen sponge had finally bit the dust, and rather than buying more dish clothes or sponges, I decided to make myself a cloth, while also having a play with one of the motifs in the new crochet book I bought a few weeks ago.