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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Selfishness ReDefined

I have been awake over an hour and none of my children are up.
I am full of glee.
Those of your without multiples probably think I'm being a jerk off. But those of you WITH multiples know, that once it's on, it's ON.....and it goes nonstop until they sleep.
I fantasize about making them get up extra early so that they can go to bed extra early and give me free time at night.
But really, getting more sleep during the morning and free time with my coffee is my ultimate thrill. I do love them, and I love every minute I spend with them.

But I also love the silence. No one wants to tell me anything. Oh god NO ONE IS CRYING.....it's a miracle.

I saw a show on a family with sextuplets and they reporter asked the couple what the thing that surprises most people about their house is?
Dad said "Oh I think it's my wife's amazing organization"
Mom said "I think it's the unbelievable noise."

Bingo Mom.

That is what it is. The unbelievable noise.


They are still asleep........


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

That has never happened for me. I can only dream.

You are my hero. (I type this with a boy holding one of my thumbs. It's taken about six minutes for these five sentances.)

Becky said...

Huh? I didn't hear you. Too quiet.

april said...

I'm sitting in the house...complete silence. Madison and Matt are both napping. HUnter's at his daddy's house nad the dogs....well...they just passed out on the floor next to the chair. I should be packing...but I'm too pooped. I've got till Thursday night....lol.

Kemp said...

It's a beautiful thing...

WHen I was out of work and a SAHD for those (very) long 18 months, I relished the morning. I would make sure my wife was quiet as she got ready, the dog was quiet, and I was quiet.

Cause as you said, when it starts... it's on... until bedtime...

OddMix said...


I won't make a sound if you don't. While I don't have multiples, I do have four - and I can feel the luxury of quiet from here.

macboudica said...

It's definately the noise!

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