Why do 4 year olds find *the* most annoying sound to project at maximum volume?
My 4 year old son has recently discovered that he can make incredibly loud noises. Evidently, this is a developmental "milestone," so it's understandable. What is hard for me to figure out is why he has to make the most annoying sound that can come out of a human being?
I love him incredibly, but that sound has got to go. It's a shrill "WEEE-OOOO, WEEEE-OOOOO, WEEEE-OOOOOO..." that goes on for 5 or 10 minutes at a time. Distracting him and redirecting his attention to something creative or fun only stops it for a few minutes at most.
Aside from duct tape and/or ear plugs, can any parents who have suffered through this offer any advice on how to get though this?