Friday, July 29, 2011

NO WORDS...

can express what I felt yesterday...
but maybe if I tell you the story, you will get a glimpse. 

Since school let out for the summer break, my house has been non stop commotion.  I have five kids, so that alone is evidence enough that the noise level in my house is above average...but then, when each kid adds just ONE friend...oh...and two dogs and a bunny rabbit...well, let's just say the sound barrier comes close to getting broken!  
They don't fight or argue...the noise is playing, joking, laughing...all the noises a Mom would want to hear, so I have learned to "tune out the noise" unless it is a distressed sound...then I actually pay attention. 

Yesterday, I was busy working on the normal "Mom" stuff...laundry, dishes, etc...and then I heard something that REALLY caught my attention.  It wasn't a cry for help, or an argument that needed a referee...no.  
It was even more rare than that.  
It was SILENCE.
PURE
SILENCE

Naturally, I became alarmed.  
We have a pool in the back yard, and while the rules are that NO ONE may get in without permission, they are kids, and they will do what kids do and occasionally push to see how far they can go.
SO...I thought MAYBE they decided to go for a swim. 
I was in my bedroom which looks out to my back yard where the pool is at the moment I heard the "SILENCE"... SO, I peeked out my window, but the pool was empty.
HMMMM....  where are those kids?  
The silence is still deafening, so I walk out of my bedroom and down the hallway to the living room. 
When I arrive, this is what I see...
Skye reading the FIRST cat book ever.
(We have read every dog book we could find at the library...
so it was her next choice. :)
 and Tamon curled up reading his book...
And then I walk back down the hallway and start peeking into bedrooms...
Chance...(notice the pink blanket?) 
It is Aubrie's that she had left in his room.
And then Dayne...
But I think the one that caught my attention the most was Aubrie's book...
I asked her "WHY are you reading Skye's books?"
Well...her answer was quite reasonable...
"Mom...today is Thursday...we went to the Library on Monday.  I finished my books already, so I am reading hers to tell her which ones are the best."

Can you say "WOW" ?  Talk a bout a heart full of joy.
I totally did not expect to find what I did.
The cause of the silence was books.
IMAGINE. THAT.  
Maybe I am doing something right.
Maybe...just maybe...

You know this will be scrapped...RIGHT?
LOL.

Thank you all for stopping by today! 
Have a FANTABULOUS day!
We have a tropical storm headed our way, so I might need to take the kids to the library to load up on books again this morning...they finished them ALL!



7 comments:

Michelle said...

We have made many trips to the library this summer too. Brit has read a bunch of books. Isn't it so nice they all love to read?! Though all at once, making a mom worry because it is quiet... LOL I love Aubrie's answer!! Very cute!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooo very cool! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kristine Berc said...

Wow! What a wonderful story!

Kim said...

a priceless moment for sure!!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I'm a Language Arts teacher so I love to hear when kiddos are reading. Awesome kiddos. :)

Barbara said...

Oh Misty, you have just touched the heart of a teacher. This is what I would hope that each child does at least once a day for a little while. The library has always been an adventure for me, growing up, my daughter, and now my grandchildren. Thanks for being a wonderful parent...sometimes we just have to tell parents how great they are...now you sit down and read for awhile. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs

Michelle said...

Loved this post!