October 16, 2005

Open letter to all within a 50 mile radius

Dear Community Members,

Please ignore the loud shrieks eminating from my residence. Contrary to what it sounds like, I am not torturing my daughter in any way. In fact, if you happen to call Child Protective Services, please have them come and visit me. Perhaps they’ll have some insight into how such a loud sound can come from such a little body. But have them bring earplugs. I don’t need any lawsuits.


A Deaf Daddy.

P.S. Make sure they knock loud.


  1. Brianna, might just be practicing singing, or cheering or yodeling, or getting ready for Halloween.

    Comment by Grandmother — October 16, 2005 @ 11:40 pm

  2. Is she your Baby B? Maybe we’ve had this conversation before. But there’s a reason my Baby B is called The Screamer. Welcome to the Bleeding Ear Club.

    Comment by Becky — October 17, 2005 @ 7:25 am

  3. Maybe this is a girl thing. Tod-lar didn’t shriek. But In-fant — she should be a screamer for horror films. You should see how high people at the market jump whem I’m walking down the aisle with her strapped to me.

    Comment by MIM — October 17, 2005 @ 8:07 am

  4. This sounds familiar. As I recall Brianna’s mother was very loud and I had hopes that she would be a singer and musician like her mother. Not so, she talks softly, (Andrea, speak up I can’t hear you.) loves science and sports but has nice things to say about the music world which dominates my life.

    Comment by Grandma Sue — October 17, 2005 @ 9:04 am

  5. BoyTwin was screaming for reasons undetermined last night too. I feel your pain my man…

    Comment by Not-For-Profit Dad — October 17, 2005 @ 9:57 am

  6. My B baby (the girl baby) is a screamer too. I’ve just learned to live with it.

    Comment by Sarah — October 17, 2005 @ 10:22 am

  7. Sorry, couldn’t hear you. What did you say again?

    Comment by BIYF — October 17, 2005 @ 10:52 am

  8. LOL.

    Comment by Mary — October 17, 2005 @ 12:32 pm

  9. Just sit tight, she’ll grow out of it.


    Say, in another 12/13 years. Then you’ll be desperate for her to say something, anything to you:-)

    Actually my neice, aged 2 and a little bit doesn’t do tantrums, she ignores you. Totally – if you speak to her, she will turn her face away & pointedly ignore you. I’d much rather have the Screaming, throw yourself to the floor tantrums my LMB offers regularly. At least you can counter those.

    Comment by Mrs Aginoth — October 17, 2005 @ 1:08 pm

  10. Hehe – those were fun, fun times. ;-)

    Comment by tod — October 18, 2005 @ 7:11 am

  11. My favorite is when the screams from the temper tantrum are when we’re out on the street walking to the store. Nothing like people walking by with one of two thoughts: “Should I call Social Services”, or “Boy, that guy sucks as a parent – he can’t even keep his brat quiet”. I suspect I will have no ego (or shame) left by the time they are teens.

    Comment by Neal — October 19, 2005 @ 3:53 am

  12. Oh lord. My little one likes to do a screaming melt down in the middle of department stores. I have to pick her up and throw her over my shoulder and make a mad dash to the door. The whole time she is screaming like I am murdering her because I said “No” to a bag of m&M’s. Child has three teeth in her head. She wouldn’t know what to do with them! Meanwhile everyone breaks out their cell phones to call Child Services on the crazy woman in aisle five who is clearly causing serious pain to the poor darling. Why else would she scream so? Why else indeed!

    Comment by Rhonda — October 19, 2005 @ 4:34 pm

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