Friday, June 20, 2008

It's Quiet. Too Quiet.

Every parent knows it. When all your kids are somewhere else and it gets really quiet, it's rarely a good thing.

I can't even tell you some of the things I've walked in on after assuming that my children were nicely playing in another room. (Mostly because I've blocked them out, I think.) The destruction! The messes! The potty training fiascos!

My house is in one of those lulls right now.

What do you do when this happens? Is a (quiet) bird in the hand better than two (disastrous) birds in the bush?

Should I go check on them or is that Future Stimey's problem?

12 comments:

  1. Ahhh... this is a complex equation with several variables. For instance, how much peace and quiet have you had in the past 24 hours? What is the general rebellion level of the troop? And, perhaps most importantly, in which room of the house is said "unnatural quiet" taking place?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Totally Future Stimey's problem. Let her deal with the mess. You enjoy your breakfast. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Depends on if I'm on the computer or not! And also if any of the doors might be open because I have my runner. But, I generally try not to let those silences go too long. It usually involves some sort of sibling-on-sibling torture or possibly an unmentionable bodily "by-product." Ew.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Am with WhyMommy. Let the future unfold but for now... enjoy the quiet (unless you are like me and can't enjoy the quiet until you know what the heck is going on. In that case, march up there now and prepare for the worst yet hope for the best...)

    ReplyDelete
  5. when my kiddies get quiet it is a 5 alarm what are you three up to. That quiet rarely happens and when it does Oh Boy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've learned the hard way to check. Better to mitigate catastrophe versus mere disaster! Like just yesterday...I discovered, much to the detriment of the play room floor, Nik has figured out how to remove his feeding tube...while it's actually hooked up and running. UGH!

    ReplyDelete
  7. depends... there are days where denial is my best friend, and other days when it's best a stay on top of things... usually there are rooms that I know denial is OK, but if they are in the bathroom, my bedroom, my office, or the kitchen and it's quiet, then I better act immediately!

    ReplyDelete
  8. For a few moments of quiet, I would let future Stimey handle it and just enjoy the moment you have. Granted you might regret it later, but for the moment, enjoy it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. leave it to Future Stimey... make sure that she has a belly full of coffee or alcohol first though ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. So, Future Stimey, just how bad was it?

    ReplyDelete
  11. It was not bad. They had been at the kitchen table and there were a lot of crumbs strewn around. But I just shook the tablecloth outside and brushed off the chairs.

    Then they played nicely (and not too messily) in their room. Weird.

    Past Stimey totally made the right decision by ignoring them.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ha ha! I get these too. Although, I do have to say the silence means they are normally up to something, it never really seems bad enough to disrupt the quiet. Sometimes it's even them sitting and reading together or playing Go Fish. Nice.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting! May you be visited by unicorns and kittens.