Sunday, November 16, 2008

The AMAZING sound of Silence...

Preface: I know in life, you often get what you deserve. Those of you that know me well...know I talk alot. I think I enjoy it...and must have to meet some subconscious word quota each day.

Now...I have two very talkative, inquisitive little girls. So last night....when Larry got off work, I went out by myself....ALL BY MYSELF....and enjoyed an evening of running errands and a little bit of shopping! This might not have meaning to all of you, but anyone that has a chatty two or five year old girl will know what I am talking about. I really do try to give meaningful answers to their questions...but there are only so many times I can answerWHY, WHY, WHY....and WHY???? As a mother, there are few times in life that I get to be all by myself...with no noise, no questions. Showers, car rides, reading, even the restroom (sorry for bringing that up)...I ALWAYS have company~
In saying that, I need to explain further.... I LOVE my girls and I feel so blessed to be a mother, but every once in a while, I just want a little bit of space. My girls are my life and my joy, but it was so nice to sit in the car...and not answer a million questions. To run in and out of a store...again without questions...no cart...no snacks or bribery to distract from other purchases. No diapers...no goldfish...no kid cd's blasting in the car...no diaper bag...nothing, but me...a normal purse...and silence. I didn't even want my cell phone...

IT WAS WONDERFUL! Now I am rejuvinated and ready for my chatty girls, but wow... it was nice!

5 comments:

Larry said...

You deserved it, you are a wonderful mother and I appreciate all that you do.

Larry

Larry said...

Were you referring to me asking a lot of questions or just the girls, I'm a little confused.

Natalie said...

Those moments away really do rejuvenate you, huh? Amelia and Larisa are my talkers, too, and poor Paden is often forced into quietness and can't get a word in edge-wise. Good for you for getting a night out. Sometimes it doesn't matter what you are out doing, it is nice to just be alone once in a while.

Jennica said...

Hey, thanks for the birthday wishes, the best birthday wish was that the boys were good in the car the entire way, all 9 hours! I couldn't ask for more.
I would love to do something when I get back. I need some silence of my own.

emily said...

I often get asked questions by my children that have no answer... as in make no logical sense... I try to come up with an answer that makes sense of their nonsense, but often end up confusing myself. Props to you for giving them your best! It certainly is mentally exhausting.