When our son was tiny I remember how excited I was for him to start talking. I couldn’t WAIT for his first words, and I couldn’t WAIT for him to form those first sentences and be able to carry on a conversation with me.
And if I’m being honest, I was confused when my friends with older kids said they wished their kids would just stop talking.
I get it now.
Believe me when I say I love my children. And I love hearing their stream of consciousness and all of the funny things they say, but I also have a whole new appreciation for silence. Even just 30 seconds to finish a thought. A text. A sentence with my husband. This blog post!
So. Here are my five favorite ways to sneak a few moments of quiet:
1. The 10 second walk to my side of the car after both kids are safely strapped in and ALL of the doors are shut.
2. Five second window of time before they find me in the bathroom.
3. One minute (max) of silence after both kids close themselves together in one room.
4. The length of time it takes them to eat frosting off of a cupcake.
5. When the day is done, the kids are asleep, and I am sitting in my bed scrolling through pictures of…my kids.
If you are a seasoned mama and you can relate to these, I hope I brought a smile to your face. If you are a new mama anxiously awaiting your baby’s first words, save this post. There will come a time in the not-so-distant future where you will be able to relate.
How do you enjoy mini silent vacations throughout the day?