Q is for Quiet Time

pink and white tree blossoms, pine tree, spring green
Soft spring colors after the rain

Quiet time is precious to me. I love my kids, but I also love that time in the evenings when they are asleep and quiet and I can think.

Before my kids came along, I used to put on music or TV to have some kind of background noise going most of the time. Now, silence is golden.

Although it is also possible that a secondary benefit of quiet during kid-sleeping hours is that I can hear whether someone is calling out for me, having a nightmare, or falling out of bed. Always on alert for that kind of thing, quiet comes in handy. That’s not to say that I don’t watch TV after hours, but if I’m not actively watching something I’ll turn it off.

I wonder what life will be like when the kids grow up and move out. Or even just grow older and not want to talk to me all day long anymore. I will probably complain that it’s too quiet. I’ll probably wish I had these noisy days back, and I’ll turn on the TV as background to keep me company.

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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.

9 thoughts on “Q is for Quiet Time”

  1. I am naturally an introvert. I am in a family of two active (and loud) boys and my husband who is always talking or singing. Sometimes this mama’s had enough and needs some quiet. I hear you loud and clear!

      1. I hear you. If we have company at our house over the holidays my husband on more than one occasion has booked a hotel for me the next day to decompress with a good book and room service. Then I’m fine πŸ™‚

  2. I too used to put music loud in my room before kids and now silence is the best. But I do think as my kids get older I will probably miss the mess, the noise, and will think back on those good old days πŸ˜ƒ

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