Friday, April 19, 2013

A To Z Challenge: Quiet Time

As I am writing this post, the internet is excruciatingly slow right now and I can only assume it is due to the coverage in Boston.  It was nice to have my friend from England check in on us and I appreciate the concern from my readers but honestly I am far enough away from Watertown to be safe, if you could divert your prayers and thoughts from me and towards the police officers and citizens in Boston, they could use them more right now.

Yeah, yeah, yeah I know I'm late again on this post but it's still before midnight so I'm covered.  I am writing this during what is every parent's best time of day...quiet time.  Every parent out there knows exactly what I'm talking about, it doesn't matter if you're a singular child parent or one of the fucked up Duggers, it's a magical time of day when the Minions go to bed.

For us it's usually 7-8 PM on a school night and 8-9 PM on vacation.  The moment we put the Minions to bed and sit down time stands still for a moment.  Right now, for example I am listening to the peepers outside with the screen door open while the Trophy is sitting on the couch with the dog next to her.  After a day of screaming, fighting, obnoxious Minions there is no better time of day.

Sometimes we come down stairs after tucking the fart nuggets in and we stop for a minute and just listen.  We listen to the silence, nothing but silence.  Screw music, forget the birds chirping, silence is in fact golden.

Another perfect example of this is when I go to the bathroom, besides my normal morning routine, I tend loiter a little longer than I really should.  It's like my fortress of solitude where I spend about fifteen minutes at a whack there, five minutes clearing the bowels and then ten minutes just sitting there, enjoying the alone time.

So, parents reading this, enjoy your quiet time because we all know it ain't going to last long.

**On a side note, I was only able to insert one picture so my post lacks a little something...I blame the asshole who got caught tonight in Boston.


  1. Glad to hear you and your family were far out of harm's way. I wondered how close you were to it.

    So, what you're saying is you just want to pee alone? HA! Yeah, my husband has an entire library in our bathroom. It's like he holds office hours in there.

  2. Quiet time - yeah I know what you mean. With my 4 boys I got very little quite time and counted my blessing every night once they were asleep.

  3. My husband and I appreciate our well deserved quiet time. Our kids have grown and have families of their own.
    We love our 13 grandkids, they usually visit in 3's or 4's and oh my when they go back home it is SO quiet:)
    I've been running late all week too...

  4. Quite time... ! I'm just married but my husbands nephew and nieces are just about that age. 2 hours with them an i am left exhausted..!! Happy to connect. I am now following you via A to Z Challenge . Do feel free to drop by my blog Wilderness at