This isn’t really my nephew’s fault, but it’s a cautionary tale nonetheless. My nephew “X” was maybe 3 years old when his mother remarried. He wasn’t a member of the wedding party, but he was at the chapel they were married in. It was a small chapel. That’s an important fact.
My sister and future brother-in-law also had a professional bagpiper play for the wedding, both outside the chapel as guests were arriving, then inside the chapel just before the wedding commenced. Bagpipes are LOUD–and, as I mentioned before, it was a small chapel.
When the piper came in, poor X started adding his own wail to those of the pipes and ran and clung to Mommy, spooked by the pipes. My mother took him aside, turned him so he could see where the noise was coming from, and calmed him down.
So warning to all parents–if something’s going to be LOUD (like bagpipes or a pipe organ) Think Of The Children and at least give them a warning. 0412-14