I have to be careful about those moments when the silence suddenly becomes noticeable in our household because it usually means Billa is doing something she's not supposed to be doing. Those moments are dangerous for any mom. When raising our children, we often find ourselves in that place where all we crave is five minutes of quiet. And of course, it always comes back to bite us in the end, because we inevitably never learn to be specific in our request on what those five minutes should entail to whatever higher power it is we're praying to. But when your child is screaming their head off and you are about two seconds from doing the same, the particulars of any wish are not that high on the priority list.
So it was today that I found myself wishing for about five minutes of peace to rest my weary butt in front of the computer and just veg for a moment. Sometimes mommies need to mentally check out too, y'all. We may be super heroes, but even super heroes need a vacation! As I sat idly perusing my screen, I suddenly realized that I couldn't hear anything and hadn't heard anything for about five minutes. Oh great, I told myself. You've done it again Kelly! You got complacent and now Sybilla's gone and done something. Brace yourself, girl, you are about to pay up...
Sometimes we mommies needn't worry so much:
It will all turn out right in the end.