Short Term Quiet


Yesterday, my house was quiet and still for the first time in a long time.

No running feet, no yelling, no begging for a treat in the middle of the day, no bed time battles or reminders to brush your teeth/wash your hands/flush the stinking toilet! Just silence.

It’s spring break at my kid’s school so my parent kindly offered to keep the kids over night Sunday & Monday so the Hubs and I could work guilt free these past two days. The Hubs and I savored every single minute. We slept in late(r), we went out for shopping, dinner and a movie last night, we didn’t go to bed until almost 1 am and the only thing that woke us this morning was the alarm clock- not a little face standing two inches from me screaming “MOMMY!” because evidently my kids think I’m deaf. We ate dinner at a place my kids hate and I didn’t have to mop up sticky syrup from the kitchen table this morning or listen to the theme song from Blue Clues 13 times in a row.  It’s a luxury to be able to relish the quiet knowing that my kids are in great hands- hands that I sometimes think parent better then the Hubs & I do.

Tonight I got to pick my kids up from my parents and I was so excited to see their little face- my house is alive again. The quiet was wonderful- but I’m so glad it only lasted a short time.



About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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