Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's Wednesday Morning And My House Is Oddly Quiet

Usually at this time, Handsome is already sitting at the computer watching Wipe Out videos on You Tube. Obviously he needs sleep! He never sleeps this late. Part of me wants to check on him but I am sure he is fine and will be up anytime now. Walking in would mean waking him.

There is something about this time of the day, when you are completely alone but not! After the kids came, there is never alone time. It doesn't happen. I was a hoover mom and now they are hoover kids. Well, not all the time, Handsome doesn't so much as hoover however, Goddess hoovers enough for three kids. 

Sometimes the noise is just too much although the house is relatively quiet. Teach and I are quiet people. We were both loners as children and beyond, and we don't party so any noise above normal is noise.

When I am overwhelmed by the noise, I remind myself that there is going to be a time when I am longing for them to talk to me. That the thought of them not being here is going to suffocate me. That our time together will not ever be long enough and that seems to get me through the craziness.

Here I sit, typing this post with tears in my eyes, listening to the heat come up, the computer fan, my fingers dancing on the keys and wait for the house to wake. For my kids to come out, with their half cast eyes, sit on my lap and hug me like they do every morning as we say "Good morning" to each other. At 6 and 8 and I am not sure how much longer they will do this but thank God they do now.

When is your quiet time? How much time do you get a day? How do you spend it? I would love to know.

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  1. Since I teach my daughter at home, my alone time comes late at night when everyone else is asleep. I usually read, play videos games with my headphones on, or wander around the Net. Not very exciting but like you I'm a natural loner, and I crave a little time to myself!

  2. My son at 14 still loves a hug & kiss from Mom. As long as its in the privacy of our home that is lol! I find myself mourning the loss of his childhood! I wonder where the time went! He was 7 then BAM , hes 14!! My whole life was devoted to raising him & now he's 6 ft tall the size of a grown man & doesnt need me anymore! I long for the noise he use to make. Now hes in his room all the time on his phone or online with his friends. Im feel lost as I sit and wonder... Now what do I do with myself. So enjoy the noise & chaos will you can because you will miss it when its gone. Hugs to you!

  3. Anonymous9:40 AM

    I can honestly say that my house is always quiet! My daughter who is 9 years old is a loner and so am I. We compliment each other in that way. I can not complain. My quiet time is usually reading, taking a hot bath, watching TV and even cleaning! Eventhough my daughter is quiet and never bothers me, I love feeling and knowing she is with me every moment.


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