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To find listening to other people's kids screaming unbearable?

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CruCru Sat 08-Nov-14 17:58:37

Obviously, I find hearing my own kids screaming awful and try to do something about it when they are.

Today we went to London zoo and it seemed as though everywhere we went, there was a small child screeching. AIBU? Or just unusually irritable?

FrothyDragon Sat 08-Nov-14 17:59:50

Whichever you are, I'm exactly the same grin

Catsarebastards Sat 08-Nov-14 18:01:23


What is wrong with you? The rest of us just love hearing other people's kids screaming! wink

ZingOfSeven Sat 08-Nov-14 18:02:06

London Zoo?
surely you heard the chimpswink

ImTheOneThatKnocks Sat 08-Nov-14 18:02:20

I find kids crying and screaming really irritating. It's the pitch and the loudness.
I found my own kids screaming and crying equally annoying unless it was a really genuine cry.


CruCru Sat 08-Nov-14 18:03:06

Ha ha, I do see your point. I think it was just a particularly bad session today. It wasn't crowded, it just seemed as though half the kids in there were having tantrums about something or wailing.

AWombWithoutAFoof Sat 08-Nov-14 18:03:09

I find listening to other people's kids doing pretty much anything unbearable.

gamerchick Sat 08-Nov-14 18:03:38

God no. My youngest screamed till near 4 and I could tolerate any type of screaming kid but since he's stopped, getting the bus just after schools have finished is so stressful and actually hurts my head.

EatDessertFirst Sat 08-Nov-14 18:04:36

YANBU. Any kind of screeching goes straight through me.

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Sat 08-Nov-14 18:05:30

I'm sensitive to noise. I've left restaurants before ordering if there's children screaming in there.

And I'll leave shops.

Can't bear it. Hurts my ears.

OraProNobis Sat 08-Nov-14 18:08:15

That high pitched scream that they do primarily when sat in a supermarket trolley - the one where they wait until you're right next to them and then they unleash the thousand decibel yell straight from Hell's Black Bog. That one?

CruCru Sat 08-Nov-14 18:16:18

I don't much like the happy squealing that some kids do in soft play either.

You're right, it's that high pitched thing that makes me crazy.

fabricfreeshiner Sat 08-Nov-14 20:13:10

I had a screamer someone looked at him wrong and he would wail loudly for five minutes. I spent alot of time like hmm so much so that one eyebrow is now higher than the other!

Occasionally I would mimic him to hint gently that listening to that wasn't too much fun, most of the time I would just jolly him out of it!

Babyroobs Sat 08-Nov-14 20:17:11

We are being woken every morning at 5.30 am by my neighbours kid's high pitched screaming. This morning it carried on most of the morning,we went out for breakfast in the end just to get away from it for a while !

Oldraver Sat 08-Nov-14 20:26:23

That high pitched scream that they do primarily when sat in a supermarket trolley - the one where they wait until you're right next to them and then they unleash the thousand decibel yell straight from Hell's Black Bog. That one?

Yes that one, especially when the Dad id encouraging the said child in its high pitched screeching and seems to think its oh so cute

BuggersMuddle Sat 08-Nov-14 20:33:39

I don't have DC so may have a low tolerance for screeching, but I was on a course today and there were two children's parties in the same centre. The ones about age 4 I coped with. For the roughly 8 year olds I was climbing the walls grin

I was amazed by their stamina though. Two hours of intense screaming is no mean feat. I'm sure the combination of Irn Bru and a bouncy castle helped though wink

Gileswithachainsaw Sat 08-Nov-14 20:40:22

I'm. Usually to busy being grateful it's not mine to be irritated grin

hazeyjane Sat 08-Nov-14 20:55:06

Ds's screeching normally drowns out all other noises, so I don't notice.

vienna1981 Sat 08-Nov-14 21:22:33

There was one of these children in Costa Coffee today. Approximately every minute. Mother totally oblivious. Too busy yakking.

AhhhhhhryaOfGhostHouseSnark Sat 08-Nov-14 21:26:30

I actually find my dc screeching much worse than other peoples, I hear the fog horn wail and think oh FFS I gotta deal with that. With other peoples I just think not my circus not my monkeys and walk away.

rallytog1 Sat 08-Nov-14 22:01:29

My dd was the screaming one in John Lewis cafe this afternoon. I can assure you that however bad it was for you, it was worse for us!

But yanbu to be annoyed by it too.

SomethingOnce Sat 08-Nov-14 22:03:00

Not my circus, not my monkeys.

I Googled and see it's a Polish saying - brilliant!

Only1scoop Sat 08-Nov-14 22:03:31

Yanbu....I thank The Lord that dd is not a screamer screecher or squealer confused

JockTamsonsBairns Sat 08-Nov-14 22:16:36

Ds1 was such a screamer and the noise used to run me ragged with stress. Nowadays, when I hear other people's Dcs screaming, I can only feel relief - that it's not mine, and I don't have to be bothered doing anything about it!

PinkOboe Sat 08-Nov-14 22:26:50

I completely blank out other kids screaming and crying. It's my own that I am unable to ignore and find unbearable

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