Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Carry with you an atmosphere of quiet contemplation?

Ok, here it is... I am officially married to the loudest man on Earth. I have known this for years, but I am now sharing it with the world. I know he doesn't do it purposefully, he comes from a very loud family. But it is still hard for me to deal with, as I am pretty quiet and was raised in a quiet household. Ironically, whenever one of our kids gets a little loud... Colby is quick to try to shhh them. Hmmm, I wonder where they learn to be that loud?

Colby is what is known as a 'loud talker'. No matter how hard he tries, he is pretty much yelling while on his cell phone. When our bedroom was in the addition, it was beyond a brick wall and 2 doors. He would go outside the front of the house (beyond another brick wall and door) and I could STILL hear him talking! Seriously. When he is on call, he has to answer the phone at all hours of the night (and morning) and he will go down to the living room for his conversations. I can still recite what he says word for word from my bedroom upstairs.

And it is not just talking. He is just LOUD. He walks loud, he snores loud, he eats loud! I have been gently trying to get him to start eating more quietly, as he has 3 little girls learning their manners from him. Apparently, before me, he had no idea that slurping your soup was #2 on Emily Post's list of bad manners.

He will walk around the house slamming doors all the time, from the front door to the cupboard doors. Our back screen door is on a spring and makes a very loud slamming noise if you don't shut it gently. I must say "Don't slam that door!" at least 4000 times in the summer. Only to have Ariana say "But Daddy does it!" Ahhhh.

I also cringe when I see a cupbord door open because I know that he will walk by and slam it. He doesn't really get it that the door handle is to open doors and also to CLOSE them!

He does other loud things like throwing our silverware from the dinner table to the sink, which creates a loud clanging noise that bores right through my head.

The last thing that really is out of hand is the volume that he watches TV at. When the girls and I watch television, the Bose is on 15 or 16. You can bet that the second Colby sits his tush on the couch he will say, "Can you turn this up?" And subsequently the tv ends upon 30-35! I can feel the bass from the tv when I am up in bedroom and he is watching tv downstairs! Maybe I can get him one of those amplifiers for his ears so that the rest of us don't have to suffer????

Ok, there is my rant for the day! Enough said.


  1. HAHA!! this was funny. I can picture you cringing. Forget it sister. Boys are loud. Welcome to my world of slamming doors, guitar amplifiers, , screaming tvs, outdoor voices, and banging around. I kinda like that Colby is making himself heard. If you can't beat 'em...join 'em, right? I find it easier to make a designated quiet times and anything outside of those times are....well...louder.

  2. That is SO funny. My husband always has the TV loud, too. I didn't even mention that in my post. I will yell "TURN IT DOWN" and he will say, with all sincerity, that he had it turned up because he couldn't hear over our kids. Yeah, right. So in addition to being loud, he is apparently deaf. I guess that will be for another post.

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  3. Too funny! Barry eats loud as ell drives me crazy! Every morning ion the way to school Christopher cranks up heavy metal music for his enjoyment. Mind you he is not a morning person, luck for me i have become one sine motherhood...