Horn and I enjoy attending mass and want Hannabert to enjoy the experience as well. He really isn't a "crier" at church but really more of a yodeler; he loves the sound his delighted shrieks make as they echo off the brick walls of our church.
What to do? We go to the cry room (window and sound so we can experience the mass fully). While we prefer to sit with the rest of the mass participants, we know that Hannabert isn't able yet to control his sounds. What gets us though, is the fact that the cry room usually contains a family of girls who are of an age where they SHOULD be able to control themselves.
When they are not there, the other children are quiet and conscientious. When the girls are there, not so much. They tend to encourage the other children to be more...vocal.
What do we do? Do we tell the children to be quiet and still? Do we ignore the behavior?