Oh the sweet sound of Quietness! In the early morning before the sun is
up. When the lights are low and the
coffee is brewing, filling the house with its wonderful aroma. When the ‘cherubs’ are still blissfully
Then the man of the house goes off to work. The sunshine (some days!) starts sliding in
the windows, filling the rooms with warmth and light. The ‘cherubs’ straggle down the steps –
usually not overly happy to be routed from their cozy beds. I understand.
I don’t care for it either.
Then the cacophony of normal everyday homeschooling life
begins. Do you ever get so overwhelmed
with the NOISE that you shout “QUIET!”??
The irony is rather humorous – I’m usually making more noise telling
them to BE QUIET than the noise they are making. (In my defense I HAVE to make
more noise for them to hear me)
For me this morning as I pen this it is as the school day
begins – here at home. Earphones on, my
two older girls are listening to their online teachers. Little Sister has fallen back asleep on the
couch. And I bask in the Quiet.
For some the blessed Quietness returns as you, with a heartfelt sigh, send them
off to the bus or drop them off at school.
I’ve been there – it feels quite niceJ
I’m told that someday my house will be mostly Quiet (and
clean!) and that at that point I will
not like the Quiet quite so much. But
for now, at this stage of my life, I soak in the Quiet and enjoy every single
blessed second of it. I will deal with ‘someday’
when it arrives.
And now it appears the students have finished their first
lessons. The Quiet has been broken. So I will rally myself for another day of
life. And look forward to 9pm when I can
tuck them all in bed and once more soak in some Quiet.
On a completely unrelated note – my laptop should arrive
today. I will soon be ‘typing’ instead
of ‘penning’ when I write blog posts in my warm living room. And my fingers, toes and nose will no longer
freeze when posting. Hooray!
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