With out overstating the obvious, I realize that babies cry because they do not know how else to communicate their needs. They need one of four things: to be fed, to be held, to sleep, or to have their diaper changed. (And if all else fails, sometimes they just need to scream for a little while... for no apparent reason.)
I understand those needs, but there is something about the sound of a crying baby that drives me to the brink of insanity. The noise... I just want it to stop!
While discussing this topic the other night, my friend Dave proposed a interesting theory about the nature of a newborn's cry. Dave believes that God intentionally made the sound of a crying baby to be just annoying enough to compel you to do something about it.