The Sweet Sound of Silence

You know what I’m doing right now?  Nothing!  That’s right, nothing!  And I am proud of it.  Two weeks of constant chatter and fighting and traveling  and trying to entertain have come to an end, and I am recharged and ready for what was becoming a grind, pre-Florida vacation.  I needed a vacation so badly that I had even started to dread making my coffee in the morning.

Not today, though!  After seeing first son off to school it was on to food shopping, soccer, lunch time, second son drop off, nap time and a quiet lunch surfing the web all by MYSELF!  Two hours, just enough time during the day to recharge and get ready for round two.  Oh, the sound of silence, it’s like music to my ears.  It almost blinds me to the mess around me.  All that running around, not to mention the pick up, homework, and baseball game that is yet to come do not leave me feeling drained and annoyed, but happy and productive.

Now, some of you are probably scratching your head, saying to yourself, “Is this the same lady that was just lamenting the passage of time?”  I assure you, it is.  I have this theory about life and mother nature and parents and children.  You see, just like you forget about childbirth and so start wanting another baby, your kids, though you love them dearly, start to drive you just crazy enough so that you can part with them.  God didn’t make teenagers murder to live with by accident, he did it so you could happily kick them out the door come college time.

Vacation pretty much works the same way.  Happy Tuesday.

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