Thursday, March 31

More Moments

There are two words that most mothers like to hear:  Si. Lence.  And that's what I was going home to this afternoon.  I was excited to leave school today before five o'clock, but as I was driving into one end of our neighborhood, M was driving out of the other end with P in tow to a basketball game.  I was kind of sad that I missed them by moments, but excited to be going home to a silent house all to myself.  However, when I pulled into the driveway, I didn't want to be home alone.  (Weird moment #1)  So I reversed out of the driveway and decided to go grab a bite to eat.  But I didn't want to eat yet.  (Weird Moment #2)  So I went to Ross and a couple of other stores.  But I didn't want to shop.  (This wasn't just Weird Moment #3, it was a series of Shocking Moments.)  I decided to get my eyebrows threaded and learned that the lady that I had been going to was no longer there.  (Disappointing Moment)  I almost didn't want to get them done, but I decided to give the new lady a chance.  (Moment of Relief.) 

After running out of ways to stall, I finally went home.  Home was still empty.  And I was still sad.  After a while, I realized that as much as I appreciate the few moments of silence that I am rarely able to get, home is not the same without M. flirting with me and P. terrorizing the cat. (Moment of Truth) While waiting for them to come home, I laid across the bed pitifully watching t.v. and dozed off until I heard the alarm chimes of the front door being opened.  I sprang right up. (Moment of Anticipation)  It only took a couple of seconds for the splendidly sad bliss of unenjoyed silence to be broken by the sound of P's voice. 


It was simply The Moment that I had been waiting for.


And this was the face that I waited all day to see:
Silence is overrated anyway.  =)

the pieces:
Cardigan - Gap (also worn earlier this week)
Dress - Ross (Summer 2010)
Orange Tank - The Limited Seamless Tank
Sandals - Steve Madden, Macy's (Summer Clearance, 2010) 


  1. The color of this maxi makes it such a winner. I love silence but sometimes a little noise just makes it feel better.

  2. Aww what a sweet post that shows how much you love your sweet family! That's what happens when we become moms, right? Today, I'm home with my sick boy (throwing up), so I sent the baby off to daycare thinking it would make things easier... Really, I'm just missing her like crazy and think I'll go pick her up early this afternoon.

    Anywhooo, LOVE that maxi!!

  3. What a cute story! I've had those moments as well ;)

    I'm so in love with maxi's right now, and I love the orange peeking out of the top of this one!

  4. Oh my gosh, what a CUTIE!!! Gets my clock ticking a bit. hehe! :)

    Love the maxi and owl necklace!