wADmM5mNLtOv064mhMCS_CYE3Bc Just Dorothy: Peace and Quiet Please!

Peace and Quiet Please!

Ok, let me first say, I am CRAZY about my kids!  Like insane crazy, just like lots of other mommas out there.  But I'm so excited for the "quiet" I'm about to have.

My first of two solo trips back to AZ starts today.  I'm so excited, can't even begin to describe how I feel about that.  Which reminds me, I have to do my toes today.  But I digress....Let me begin by saying my kids are obnoxiously noisy.  That's not quite true or fair to say.  I don't think they are unlike lots of other kids, but these two boys.  Oh. My. Gosh.  If Zach's not sleeping he's chattering.  To me, to Steve, to Ryan, to the dogs, to the tv, to the xbox, to himself, by himself.  He chatters upstairs, downstairs, in the kitchen, the living room.  The bathroom.  No one and no place is safe from Zach's chatter.  Most of the time I don't mind but lately it is driving me certifiably insane.  It's loud, it's obnoxious.  It's constant.  I love that kid beyond belief, he's my random one that asks about yoda shoes and toxic farts.  He has a great comeback for everything.  Once Ryan said, "In this family Zach, you are low man on the totem pole."  Zach's response? "Oh yeah?  Well, you're the stupid one on the totem pole."  That would be my kid. 

Ryan is not immune to my agitation lately either.  He has drum sticks but no drums.  He really needs drums.  Not that I think it would help with my agitation situation but at least he could go downstairs and I could shut the door.  So he taps on everything.  The walls, the doors, the kitchen table, the floor, the bed, it never stops.  He's pretty great at keeping a beat and making up rhythms with those sticks but jeez...enough already.  I love this kid too, beyond belief, he's my kid that is so conscientious about things and (mostly) analyzes things that kids his age just don't.  He has a good head on his shoulders when it comes to friends and influences and for that I am forever grateful.  I'm a proud momma!

So even though I am visiting with family coming in for my grandma's funeral and there will be loud, noisy kids around, it's not in my own house from which there is no escape.  When it's not your kids, you can just tune it out or leave, right?  Right??


  1. Dorothy - so sorry about your Grandmother. Enjoy your break and btw - yes, you can tune the kids out when they are not yours! :)

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