Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Sound of Silence

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Is there anything greater than the profound sound of silence that permeates the air when all 3 kids are soundly sleeping? I think not. It is the most joyful of times in the day. Silence, pure, perfect silence. My hands are free, my mind is free, I'm freeeeee. I can pick up, clean, work on dinner, watch tv, nap (as if I ever accomplish THAT) read a book, stare at the wall, read blogs, write blogs, do WHATEVER! So happy.

It was a particularly grumpy morning for Brooklyn, while Maggie was pretty content. Max kindly slept while I got ready and then the whining began. Max woke up, wanting food. Maggie was sad about who knows what and Brooklyn was mad I turned the TV off. I had just gathered them all up and was literally walking out the door when the phone rang and it was Dana, letting me know Jayce WOULD be coming today in just a minute. So, scrapped were the plans to go to the store. Instead, when Jayce got here we all went out for a little nature walk in our 'hood. There are huge pine trees just down the street that drop delightful pinecones that they like to "find" and then we play fetch with them. So, I put Max in the stroller and off we went. We played with the pinecones for awhile, then wandered over to the "mountain" which is really just a truck ramp in the industrial park. They had a ball running up and down the mountain. Then we wandered through the parking lot to the other side and then back around home again with stops to play in the rocks and pick up more pinecones. We then stopped in to say hello to Dixie and her kids and then home for lunch. That's when it gets so noisy and loud and bawly. After lunch it was crazy 'cause they all want the same toy at the same time, or someone pushes someone, or one person is bugging the other. Dana and I were trying to chat and Brooklyn was standing on the fireplace putting on a performance of one of her LOUD made up songs. Anyway, I'm totally not complaining, because I wouldn't have my day any other way. I'm just saying, at times it gets overwhelmingly loud and annoying and when that blissful time for sleep comes, I couldn't be happier. It's 2 hours ALL to myself. Well, sometimes I get that, what with Max changing things up here. Anyway, that's all i wanted to say, Hooray for the quiet times.

Feeling much better now, glad that the "sick" passed fairly quickly. Maggie seems to be doing better as well. At least I assume so, since there was no morning barf to clean up, and no diapers to talk about, hehe.

And that my friends is the epitomy of boring Mommy blogging.

Peace out!

8 comments:

Molly Shumway Rawlins said...

I thought this blog was very entertaining. That walk sounds like it was so much fun for the kids! It really made me think about being a kid again.

We tried to take scarlett to the park the other day and she HATED it! I guess she is just an indoor kind of girl like her mom. The playground had wood chips instead of sand which seemed horrific to her, and she didn't even want to walk in the grass, just wanted to be held. We will try it again in a few weeks perhaps.

LanaBanana said...

We had a completely lazy day today--I'm talking about no shower until Dane went to bed around 1:00. But, he actually spent the morning playing on his horsey and singing loudly to the Dinosaur Rock CD or Signing Time CD. It was totally un-blog-worthy. But I really really liked it. Three cheers for sorta boring days...especially when it seems like we've been out and about for too long.

alison said...

I can relate--when the 5, 3 and 1 year old are all sleeping it is the best time to take care of ourselves, that person that often gets neglected due to the little ones taking our first priority--but you are right, we really wouldn't have it any other way! Keep enjoying the kiddo's!

ZippityDoDaw said...

I am always amazed at your ability to juggle so many things, children, music lessons, etc. You seem to do it with such ease! I look forward to enjoying our training together!

Mel said...

Silence is amazing. I'm glad you guys are feeling better. I never think your blogs are boring. You make me laugh.

LadyCarma said...

Boring blogging? From you? I don't think so! (Said with the same tone as "Home Alone" Kevin to the store clerk when she asks him if he is in the store by himself).
You make me laugh. That is never boring. You say something, rather than just fancy wordy sentences. I appreciate honestly and frankness. Why sugar-coat real life? I think you are an inspiration to so many, including me.

Jill said...

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Jenn said...

I know how you feel. Night time is my quiet time and I feel guilty taking it but I must. I am impressed by you and how organized you are with your kids and 2 extra kids - you are wonder woman.