What is That Noise?

1 Apr

I’m sitting in my office, typing away, answering calls and doing the whole work routine. Just a normal day until I hear them. Squealy, loud, hyperactive…children. Yes, plural. I walked down the hallway to investigate, and peered over the balcony to see three kids running wildly around our reception desk.

I can’t lie, kids kind of freak me out. That may sound odd (and it probably is), but I was never one of those girls that wanted to be a teacher. In fact, my mom will occasionally call me from her classroom and just hearing the chaos in the background stresses me out. A similar situation happens when I’m on the phone with my friend Audra and it’s bath time for her daughters.

I’m sure one day I’ll think they are adorable, and won’t be able to stop talking about what cute thing they said or did the other day, but for now (and in my office)? Not so much. And, before you go sending me hate mail or comments, please know that I do realize that “the children are our future” and “a gift from God” and all that. I don’t hate them or anything, I just don’t really know what to do with them.

6 Responses to “What is That Noise?”

  1. Jane! April 1, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Other people’s kids can be quite annoying. And yes, these same kids will be the one’s making the most noise in the classroom!!

  2. Ginny April 2, 2009 at 1:24 am #

    I believe the children are our future… Teach them right and LET them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inSIDE. Give them a sense. Of pride. (Better stop before I get the lyrics wrong. I think I’ve accidentally hijacked your blog for a shoutout to Margaret.)

  3. Meigs April 2, 2009 at 8:59 pm #

    Ginny’s comment just made my day!

  4. Mandi April 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    Ginny, that sounds like an alarm Nancy Margaret once had. In our bathroom.

  5. Audra April 2, 2009 at 11:08 pm #

    So,that explains why you get off the phone so quick. It is funny how I can be talking on the phone while completely ingnoring the radio, HSM3 playing in the back of the car,and the kids fighting. That is multi-tasking while driving!! Jane is right, other people’s kids are annoying and not to mention the parents!!SORRY!!!

  6. Mandi April 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    Audra- you are not an annoying parent, nor are your kids annoying. They’re just kids, and kids are loud. :)And by the way, I’m fairly certain that I stress children out just as much as they stress me out.

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