Silence is golden.. Unless you have a toddler. In that case silence is very, very suspicious. As a mother of two toddlers, I find myself telling my kids daily to go play quietly in their rooms. When I sit down to finally relax and enjoy the quiet, I jump up and realize that something is wrong because it is just too quiet. If you know, you know.
I have learned silence can only mean two things. Either a miracle has happened and my kids are peacefully playing in their rooms without arguing or fighting or they have been mischievous and are currently getting into something they know they shouldn’t have leaving a mess for me to clean up. Don’t get me wrong, from time to time they are playing like the good children they are. I’ll quietly peak around the doorway to see one of them or both in one of their rooms playing together, sharing, and going about their day. But let’s be real, more often than not that is not the case.
Just as I sit down to enjoy the quiet, my “mom brain” light bulb as I call it hits and tells me to go running. Run fast, you never know what they could be doing. I run to see what the are doing just to find fresh laundry all over the floor, food spilled out of the fridge, or the best one yet, black paint in the garage because Macyn was helping me. Needless to say, I have learned my lesson over the years and know that when I hear silence, it more than likely means I need to get my butt up and hope my kids have at the most dumped fresh folded laundry out.
Silence is a unknown luxury until you become a parent. After parenthood hits, silence becomes a blessing and a curse all at once. No matter if it’s running to go the bathroom real fast or trying to finish the dishes, toddlers and children love to be mischievous. The joy of motherhood!
What is the craziest thing your child has done while they were being quiet?