Q is for Quiet

Soemthing I don’t get too much of.  Even when the kid is tucked up in bed, he has a tendency to snore/talk/giggle.  Throw in some motorbike owning, rap-music loving neighbours and a boyfriend immune to subtle rolling of eyes and peace and quiet is a rare commodity.  When I do find myself home alone, I tend to be too busy rushing around to make the most of it.

Growing up, I loved nothing more than shutting myself away in a corner to read or write or even just to think.  I always found myself distracted if there was too much other stuff going on.  Oddly, I increasingly find it difficult to concentrate when it is quiet.  I often resort to putting on the TV or radio for background noise, because the silence is so diconcerting.


5 thoughts on “Q is for Quiet

  1. Colin says:

    I don’t do too well with quiet either, especially if I’m reading or writing. But TV and music are too distracting, so I end up with white noise. 🙂

  2. One of the hardest things about parenting for me is the lack of peace and quiet sometimes. But, of course, there are more joys…
    Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (around #776 on A to Z list)

  3. I used to revel in quiet, too, and long hours left alone to amuse myself. Nowadays, I also find too much quiet distracting. I think I’ve gotten used to the endless interruptions of having a family around me.

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