Monday, September 8, 2014

Shhhh...Let me enjoy the quiet

In about an hour from now, I will be in the car. I'll have dropped my little guy off at school for the day, gotten back into my car, and will be sitting in traffic.

And it will be absolutely silent in my car. It will be wonderful.

I'm not crazy. I didn't miss all those studies that were published a month ago claiming that adults don't like to be alone with their own thoughts for more than 6 minutes. I just think that maybe there is a flaw in that study - like a major group that may have a statistical significance on the results: Mommy bees.

I accomplish a lot in the mornings: Exercise, chores, bear poking, blogs, cat maintenance and I usually even match my clothes. I'm a bee. I'm up. I'm ready to do stuff.

But, by the time I hit my commute, I find that I have been buzzing around so much that I am ready for some quiet. I used to listen to podcasts and get myself ready for the day. Now, I just sit in the quiet of my car and enjoy being with myself.

I know I am not alone in this appreciation for silence. I've seen other women at the doctor's office or waiting in line at the post office (where nobody is talking, but everyone is sighing). We are without children for a few minutes. We have peace and quiet. We are enjoying it. These are the same moms I see on social groups trading jokes about wanting to just be able to use the bathroom alone.

I'm right there with you ladies. Well, I would be. But for just a few minutes, I'd like to be alone with my own thoughts.

Do you enjoy the quiet or does it drive you crazy? Tell me in the comments.


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    1. Do you sing along, too? (Even when you don't know all the words?)...I love being in standstill traffic and watching people in the cars next to me sing their hearts out.

  2. I love the quiet but I also love chatter. During the summer, there's never quiet. Now that school has started, I have some quiet in the house. It's nice, for an hour or so.

    1. When it is too quiet in my house, I usually go look for my son. Sometimes the quiet comes just before the storm...

  3. I LOVE the quiet!! I'm with my kids all day since we homeschool, and after bedtime is my hubby and my time, in which he does ablot of talking. So I absolutely love the rare and precious moments when everyone is out of the house, or on my bi-minthly drives to orchestra practice all by myself in a quiet car! I am definitely not afraid to be alone with my thoughts!

    1. I think you definitely deserve a little more quiet time in your day!!