It’s early yet at our house. Most of them are still sleeping. I suspect one is up but laying in his bed watching videos on his kindle.
Teen agers stay up late and sleep late. I am in bed early and up earlier than them. It’s kind of nice to have the quiet.
There is much more quiet around here than there used to be.
I am more used to a loud house with lots of activity. Of course, most of my parenting had been done with 9 kids plus friends in a small house with 4 bedrooms and no finished basement and 1 bathroom. Now we have 5 bedrooms, one kid per bedroom, and 3 bathrooms and a finished basement.
I love having 3 bathrooms- until I have to clean them. Especially cleaning that huge shower downstairs. I usually have someone else do it. I don’t use that bathroom, I tell them. It’s my excuse to not have to clean it.
Unfortunately, I looked in there yesterday. I need to get in and really scrub it. ugh…..
Boys don’t know how to scrub showers very well I guess. (neither do girls- just to be fair.) Right now its boys who use it and clean it so that is why I said boys don’t know how.
I never really understood people who had quiet houses. It seemed so strange to me.
Well- it was so strange to me. My house was only quiet at night when everyone was asleep. Or when we were all gone.
Now I have a quiet house.
This quiet house thing is really nice.
Only 4 kids in the house- until the end of this month when I lose another for college. We are also down to only 1 dog. Until May, we had 4 dogs in the house. Then Horse Daughter got married and took her 2 with. Then in July, we lost one dog to heart failure. Max is left alone and he is generally a quiet dog. Until someone comes down the driveway, which doesn’t happen all that often.
Oh- the other thing. Kids who sleep later than I do. I am known as a sleep til 7 or 8 kind of person. It’s just what I have always done. I don’t understand people who wake up happy and chipper at 5 am…. (I think they are just not right….). Well, now I get up before 7 very often and my kids, don’t get up until 9 or 10. Or later- If I forget they are down there and don’t wake them up.
Note, I am still not happy and chipper when I wake up. I need some time and a cup of tea. Before all these stomach issues, it was coffee. Now I get some proper English style tea which is perfectly all right with me.
I typically don’t even turn on videos or music. Not even in the car most of the time. I am enjoying the quiet so much. I didn’t realize how much I like the quiet.
Even the cat gets shushed.
Don’t wake the teenagers yet! I’m not ready for the quiet to end.