Silence is Golden

I’m in my house.


That’s right.


Max is at nursery.

It’s so strange! I don’t know what to do with myself.

There are dishes to do, and the floor needs swept, but something is stopping me from doing them.

I’ve only got another hour till it’s time to pick up the lil guy.

I want to enjoy the quiet.

He was SO happy to be there. As he was let loose in the room, he walked around with a look of complete awe.

SO many toys to play with! So many colours! So much to choose from! Where do I start??

I snuck out while he wasn’t looking. Though I have a feeling he probably wouldn’t even have cared if he’d seen me, I mean come on… so! many! toys!

It was so odd, walking home without Max in his buggy.

Just me and my bag.

Nothing else.

I even got to pop into my local coffee shop to pick up a hot chocolate!

Now I’m home.

The silence is deafening.

I love it.

I think I could get used to this.

I think Max could get used to this too.

It’s been 40 minutes, and I haven’t had a phone call yet.

My mobile is on it’s loudest possible setting, just so there’s no way I can miss it.

I’m hoping that they won’t need to call.

I’m hoping that the only crying that will be done is when I pick up Max and we have to leave.

I guess I should go do those dishes now though…

In my golden silence.

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  1. November 15, 2010 / 12:15 am

    Mmmm cake… must remember that for tomorrow. 😉

    He’s fallen fast asleep on the sofa already bless him! Only meltdown was when it was time to go home. That’s a great start as far as I’m concerned!

  2. November 15, 2010 / 12:16 am

    Oh love – I hear you – you’re pining for something but you know everything is ok. I totally get that feeling. Mine has moved on now to the house being empty on a Saturday afternoon for about four or five hours whilst the boys are off doing their own things with their friends. And ours is such a noisy house normally.

    I hope he’s enjoyed himself (he will have done, I know he will) – and you will enjoy that couple of hours on your own eventually – before you know it, the time will be filled and there’ll be a blog post along the lines of “HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FIT ALL THIS IN 2 HOURS?? AARRGGHH”


  3. Louise
    November 15, 2010 / 10:16 am

    Hope all goes well for you and Max x

  4. November 15, 2010 / 10:25 am

    Brilliant, so glad he liked it, I know the worry:) Jen

  5. November 15, 2010 / 10:33 am

    Thanks Louise. 🙂 x

  6. November 15, 2010 / 10:33 am

    Indeed! (I really am going to do those dishes soon… *cough*) 😉

  7. November 15, 2010 / 10:34 am

    Well, still no phone call, so that’s gotta be good, right? Will update this once we’re back home!

  8. November 15, 2010 / 11:54 am

    Oh wow! I cannot even begin to imagine what it would be like to have a childless morning! I guess I would react in totally the same way as you! Would be sat on my arse drinking tea and eating cake in peace!! 🙂

  9. November 15, 2010 / 2:09 pm

    What a lovely post. I really enjoy your style of writing. You brought back memories for me when Amy first started nursery, 8 years ago! I remember the mobile phone being on full volume and I remember being permanently sat by the landline, just in case I missed the phone call I never got! It’s a strange experience isn’t it. But if he’s happy, that’s the main thing. And he sure sounds like he is to me.

    CJ xx

  10. November 15, 2010 / 2:28 pm

    Well, the only meltdown was when we had to leave, so that’s a huuuuge relief to me! 🙂

  11. November 15, 2010 / 2:30 pm

    When Zack started nursery I wasn’t anywhere near as worried, but then he’s always been a very sociable little chap, and hiw language has always been beyond average. He’s very different from how Max is!
    Thanks for the compliment on my writing style, it means a lot, especially from a proper writer!
    I just write the way I talk to be honest. If you meet me one day, I’ll speak exactly the way I blog. 🙂

  12. November 15, 2010 / 9:07 pm

    YAY! Yay! Yaaaaaaay!

  13. November 15, 2010 / 9:50 pm

    oooh how exciting 🙂
    Hope you got those dishes done!

  14. November 16, 2010 / 8:40 am

    It’s such a change isn’t it? I didn’t have this until I lost my job and it felt so strange coming back to an empty house – now I enjoy watching my kids head off happily (well mostly) to school and treasure those precious hours alone x

  15. November 16, 2010 / 9:36 am

    Oh what a wonderful post & how great that I can shout ‘I TOLD YOU SO!’ Brill!

  16. November 16, 2010 / 9:54 am

    I know!!! SO relieved! 😀

  17. November 16, 2010 / 9:55 am

    I did! About 5 minutes before I left early as I didn’t know what to do! LOL

  18. November 16, 2010 / 9:55 am

    It is odd, I am liking it though! It’s giving me a chance to actually write blog posts in the morning which is my best writing time. 😀

  19. November 16, 2010 / 9:56 am

    Hehe I’m so glad you can shout that too! 😀 x

  20. November 16, 2010 / 2:07 pm

    Oh that’s fabulous Marilyn! Enjoy the peace and quiet! While there may be “issues” from time to to time (same with all kids!) I have no doubt that Nursery will be the making of your Max 😉

    xx Jazzy

  21. November 16, 2010 / 2:10 pm

    There’s something quite calming about washing up in silence isn’t there!

  22. November 16, 2010 / 2:33 pm

    I hope so! He seems very happy afterwards at home, so far… Maybe I’m more cheery and receptive to it as I’ve actually had an hr to myself! lol 🙂

  23. November 16, 2010 / 2:34 pm

    Oh definitely, and you get it done in about a quarter of the time without someone there to… ‘help’. 😉

  24. WarsawMommy
    November 17, 2010 / 12:17 am

    Yes. I LOVE the moments when my husband is at work, and Max is at playschool, and the nanny takes Alex out for a walk, and I am ALONE in my office. I may be working, I may not. But there is just something amazing about being ALONE.

    Enjoy it, babe 😉

  25. November 17, 2010 / 5:50 pm

    Thanks sweety, I was wondering where you’d got to! Glad to hear things are going well for you hon, you deserve it! 🙂 xx

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