Re: Kids Vs Elders: Aging In Place
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 09:33:30 -0700 (PDT)

On Apr 9, 2006, at 12:13 PM, Rob Sandelin wrote:

There is a difference in tolerance to noise. Parents are more used to loud, energetic kids, its what they live with 24/7 and so to them, the kid energy is just normal ambient background. To non-parents, its much different. And
of course, there are differences between parents.

Parents also have a different reference point.

One of our parents who 7 months ago adopted a VERY HIGH energy almost 3 year old with a very high pitched voice said,

"Before I had a kid I couldn't understand why parents didn't control their kids during dinner. Now all I think about is how glad I am to have a minute to myself to talk to other adults. I'm too tired to run around and keep her quiet. The noise is easier than the alternative."

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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