Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Listen. Do you hear that? It's the sound of silence and it is delicious. Don't get me wrong, I love my children. It's just that after two weeks of banging, stomping, slamming, rummaging, running, screeching, yelling, laughing, and requests to be fed yet again, my ears are ready for a break.

The kids headed back to school yesterday and I spent a good chunk of the day either making out the grocery list, shopping for the groceries, or putting the groceries away. My children, they eat. A lot. And then I ended the day with a migraine, natch, so all in all it wasn't how I'd planned on spending their first day back in school.

Today, however, I am going to tackle the dining room. Or what used to be the dining room before we gave our dining room furniture away. Now it's a catch-all room and it holds what we emptied out of the mudroom so the cubbies--the beautiful, lovely, wonderful cubbies--could be built. In other words, much like me, it's full of crap.

Yes, it's full of crap and it must be dealt with. So I will be trying to organize stuff and figure out where it will go. I really have to be in the mood to organize and I'm not but I will do it anyway. This is similar to how my offspring are feeling about school right now, I'm sure. Poor babies.

I'm enjoying the silence right now while I can. Because later, as I'm sifting through all the crap junk endless piles of whatintheworldisthis necessary and completely useful stuff, I'm sure I'll be filling the silence with muttering and uttering words that I can't write here.

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