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There is a type of sound that can just get under your skin. You know the kind I am talking about….

  • chalk scratching on a chalkboard
  • the dentist’s screeching drill
  • the high pitched drone of a bad steering wheel belt (yes I am married to a mechanic!)
  • a toddler with a harmonica
  • a dishwasher that desperately needs a repair
  • your child with their first recorder (remember that???)

It is that sound that after a while, well, it kind of gets on your last nerve. This week, we have a new one of those sounds in our family. Let me introduce you…..


Yes, it is the sound of rat-a-tat-tatting of tap shoes! And on the feet of a five year old, well, you can imagine the sound. But then they are on the feet of this precious one, who is just delighted with the very sound….

photo-60So while I laughingly told my daughter that I was glad that tapping was at her house, something began to stir in me. Funny how those sounds can teach a lesson….

Immediately what came to mind was….

“….a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.”ร‚ย  (Proverbs 19:14b NIV)

This version might make it a little clearer….

“….a quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.” Or this one….

“….a nagging spouse is a leaky faucet.”

See what I mean? There are sounds that can get under our skin. They can be annoying & wear us down. I surely do not want to be one of those sounds for my family.

And now I have those tapping feet to always keep me in line!

Today I am linked with Behind the Scenes and Tell Me A Story and Unite and Titus 2sdays .