don't laugh. But, there are times that the only way I can handle one more minute in a small house with 3 vocal children is to wear a pair of ear plugs. The cheapie ones that I cut down to fit into my ears. I can still hear everything that is going on, but the sound is so much more tolerable. So now that I'm thinking of it, ear plugs not only make me happy, but allow for my family to be happy as well, averting a mommy meltdown.
I should buy a pack for my office too!