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Stormy

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To this day of my 20 year trek with H, not only do I still have Misophobia and Phonophobia, but I really have a bad case of Kids- a- Phobia.

My own kids call me the "Baby Magnet".

We go out to eat, the couple with the screaming toddler sits right next to ME !

Same at the movies, church, where ever.  Never fails!

As soon as I relax some 4-6 yr old boys will run right up to me and start yelling. 

Thus when I see kids, I really freak out inside.  When I try to be calm and positive-  BOOM!  They get me every time.

I even had a neighbor kid walk up to me in my own house while I was sitting at the computer and put his mouth 1 inch from my ear and yell.  I had a migraine for over a week.

Don't get me wrong, I like kids, I'm just afraid of their lungs!

Anyone else ?
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MrJohnson

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Unavoidable Phonophobia. If your ears are already bad, and you are around kids of this age, its almost going to be unavoidable.

Play it smart. Avoid the kids or throw on some earplugs/ earmuffs / headphones. Kids screams are ridiculously loud.
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Kidsophobia and Womenwalkingdownthestreetophobia,  Largegroupsohphobia and Dogsophobia.  If I see/hear any of the them I will cross the street.  Pretty sad considering I used to work with children too.  Hopefully I can get back to that someday.
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Snow_World

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If my ears could tolerate it I'd be listening to "What's This Life For?" by Creed right now.  Guess I'll just think about it.
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sucuqu

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I work with children in small groups.   but i am exposed to unstructured times--hallway noise, indoor recess, playground.   i have to acclimate each year.  it bothers the tinn just as much.

i live now in a house on a circle.  so that i would not have cars driving by my house constantly.    well  last summer, i heard kids screaming and yelling,  and i thought. i moved out of the city to get away from this, didn't I?   so i looked out the window and a mother was with her 4 boys aged 3 to 8 on bikes and tric.  going up and down and around our circle.    it didnt happen much but this fall she was here and intro herself, name dropped all the other neighbors in my circle like they are big time friends.  the kids apparently wanted to also ride around my circular driveway.  i said if they can do it without yelling and screaming.  inferred answer, no.     the dad came a few days later after work and i thought.  oh, not every week.    then another mother came with her two kids.  so i had 6 children riding around on the circle.  (what if i or someone turned in to drive to our house?)
after about 40 min. i told my hubby, i have to go out and say something becasue the other parent was now sitting on my lawn!  ( this is not a park people!!)     i just went out very friendly  and said i need some peace and quiet and please dont take it the wrong way.    they did not and soon left.
they have only been back once since.  we will see.   

at target, i am so pleased that they do not play background music, but i have noticed the kids are the problem.  (noise wise)


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Stormy

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Snow World - I gave up music a long time ago. 

But I just recently found that I can listen to it without earbuds on my i-phone.  The volumne even when maxed out sucks, so that is good for those of us with H.
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Stormy

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Sucuqu - I just can't believe the rudeness of people.

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sucuqu

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yes, it is rude, isn't it?  I guess i will be the ogre in the circle 

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Stormy

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Who cares if they think you are an ogre ?

You purposely moved to that location for peace and quiet and you deserve it. 

It's your life, live it the way you need to.

If they can't understand your polite wishes, you sure don't need them.
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Jesse

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I have 9 year old twins.  Preaching to the choir.

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Stormy

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You don't just have twins that you love and adore but you have double the NOISE!

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Jesse

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Yes it is sad when what you love the most hurts you the most.  It is difficult.

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Stormy

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Yes it is, I  went through it with my two girls. The oldest one was old enough to understand from the start.  However the youngest was a toddler at my onset and thus has some father/daughter love issues to this day.

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