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  • I Can't Remember What a Quiet House "Sounds" Like

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    18 posts, 16 voices, 1390 views, started Sep 25, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 by Tami Johns

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    • Amethyst
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      Short 3 years and 8 months ago, I could sleep in as late as I wanted.  I could take a shower for as long as I wanted.  I could pick up a mess and know that when I came back from going pee it would STILL be picked up.  I could just NOT make lunch or supper just because I didn’t feel like cooking.  I could come and go when I wanted.  When my husband would go out of town or I would have a day off while he worked, i would have the whole house...ALONE.

      I love my girls more than anything in this world.  Most of my friends are sending their kids off to college or on their honeymoons.  Heck, some are even GRANDPARENTS.  Sometimes I want one of those nice quiet days to do absolutely nothing.  I’m jealous of the Moms that don’t have to wipe butts, or pick up toys time after time, or watch  cartoons.  

      I often think of how my health will be when my girls graduate.  I pray everyday that I will be around when my babies have their own babies.  

      At the end of the day, when my girls are asleep and it’s FINALLY peaceful, I realize how lucky I am to have them.  And to have had them at a later age.

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          Sheila Reid wrote Sep 25, 2008
        • Boy I feel the same way.  I have two a 5yr and a 21/2yr.  I long for peace and quite too.  And your right at the end of the day i realize how much I love my kids and would never want it any other way!



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          Deb035 wrote Sep 25, 2008
        • Wow!  I can relate to all of this!  My oldest is 18 and I remember when I could sleep in, go shopping by myself, etc, etc, etc.  Now we have a 2 1/2 yr old and all that freedom is gone!  But it’s still fun.  We are starting over AND sending our son to college.  It’s overwhelming sometimes but we do it because we love our children.



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          Kandykane wrote Oct 14, 2008
        • Boy, can I relate to all of you.  I have a 5.5 year old AND a 4 year old.  

          I just joined the group and was so glad that there was this topic.



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          Andrea Fink wrote Oct 15, 2008
        • Boy oh boy can I relate to all of you. I have a 12yr old son, a 9yr old daughter and our little surprise, my 2yr old. We thought we were done having kids and obviously God had other plans for us. I was visitig m sister in Denver in the fall of 2005 and was SUPPOSE to start that weekend. Well I never started and I was not feeling myself either. I was there for my nieces baptism. So when I got home I went and got a HPT and took it thinking “i can’t be pregnant“. Well I got a BFP right away. Man was that a surprise. I went to down to the basement to tell my hubby. This is the actual conversation. Me, ” We need to talk“, Brian my hubby, ” ok what about“, Me, ” WE ARE PREGNANT!“, Brian,” you cant be pregnant, you just can’t” Me, ” well the stick don’t lie” and i showed the stick and he just about had a coniption fit and was very surprised. Needless to say he eventually calmed down and came to grips with the fact that we were going to have another baby. On April 18th, 2006 Marcus came into our lives and Im so glad he did cause he such a JOY!!! We wouldn;t have it any other way and my older kids were so excited that they were going to a Big Brother and Big Sister. Marcus keeps me young. And I love playing with him and trying to keep up with him. He is a wonderful little surprise that I and my family are very thankful to God for.  

          Andrea



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          Lisa117 wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • Wow, it’s nice to hear other moms in their 40’s with young kids feel the same as I. My little guys are 4(almost 5) and 2. They keep me going and keep me young. They are the joys of my life, but I’m exhausted every night after I get them into bed. I’m glad to have found this group. Thanks for you comments.



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          Tuliplady wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • I’m glad to hear you gals with toddlers know how lucky you are.  I’m 41 and my youngest is nearly 14 and lives with his dad. The girls are grown and off on their own.

          Let me tell you, a quiet house echoes with emptiness.  Not sure I’d want to go back to changing diapers at this age, but I do miss the noise and commotion.



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          Shellie08 wrote Oct 17, 2008
        • I can also relate. We have twins who are 26 (both married, one with a baby and the other has one on the way) a 24 yr old daughter who is married with 3 kids, a 12 yr old son, a 7 yr old daughter and a 20 month old daughter.

          We found out 10 days before my husband’s vasectomy that I was pregnant! Surprise! I was 42 and  in the middle of  a master’s program, my husband deployed and we had 2 grandkids at the time. Yikes!  

          My husband will be 53 in Feburary when she turns 2. I’ll be honest, I cried when I found out I was pregnant and I was not happy. I had a difficult time adjusting to the idea. It took until I held her for the first time to completely fall in love with her.  

          I am tired a lot more than I ever remember being before. But she is a joy in our lives. I wouldn’t trade her for anything.



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          Theresa Simmons wrote Oct 21, 2008
        • i can surely relate.i had my first at 21,2nd at 28,3rd at 35 and last one at 41.  this ones a little harder to chase.lol  i do not have the energy i used to have ,but i do waht i have to and can the best i can. madison just turned 3 june the 1st.2005.....its tirering but when she sings twinkle twinkle little star, i wouldnt have it any outher way,or change anything she is as my outhers truly a blessing that i cherish daily.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 21, 2008
        • Wow...shellie...I thought I started over again at such a late age...(smile)...My oldest is 20...not married no kids, my youngest (pre baby) was 8...It’s hard..yes indeed...but I love my little boy so very much, I can’t imagine life without him..

          I admire you tremendously...



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 21, 2008
        • My husband and I in total have 6 children...20,13,12,8,8 and 8 months...It’s crazy some days and I’m a fulltime homemaker...How do we do it?...By the grace of God I know...and we wouldn’t have it any other way...God knows who He could trust with His children, that’s why we have them....

          God Bless you all



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          Cocoahoney wrote Jan 27, 2009
        • Hi All!  - Wow...it’s good to have this group!  All my friend my age are done with kids...so they think...LOL my younger friends don’t understand....So here’s my story, I am a 44 year old mother of 3 girls, my last bundle of enery is now 2 going on 42... the attitude of this child is unbelieveable...she cracks me up! All the time, my middle daughter is 9 going on 21...seriously...but not in a bad way just so vibrant and ready for the world! My oldest is 20 and just starting to feel her way in the world, she is my homie!! Really...she has a different dad than the other 2 and has obviously been with me the longest and understands me the most...LOL! I also have a 11 year old stepson who stays with us during the summer.  My life is full and I mean full...I cherish when I get 30 minutes of down time!  I said in 2009 I would take 10 to 20 minutes a day just for me and guess what... I forgot...what the... I forgot my own promise...just to darn busy... but I would not trade them for anything or my life for anything...I am blessed and highly favored!



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          Denise Herich wrote Mar 17, 2009
        • Hi fellow fabulous 40ers with toddlers,

          I have a boy 15, boy 11, and now a boy 3.  Like many of you, my husband and I was assuredly DONE having kids quite a while ago.  Gave all the baby stuff, crib, etc., away years ago.  Then, bizzarely, I get pregnant at 40 AGAIN.  WTF? This wasn’t supposed to happen!

          Oh well, life is unpredictable I guess.  Now we have our precious sweet toddler and he is the apple of everyone’s eye in the family.  My older boys dote on him, and they have helped with him from day 1.  I like how the older boys will never be totally helpless new dads—they know what it is to change a diaper and soothe a newborn!

          Life is crazy, isn’t it?



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          Wow40plus wrote Apr 19, 2009
        • Hi all! I like the word surprise becasue it was quite a surprise with my last one.I have a 9 yr old boy, a 6 yr old boy and the topper a almost 3  yr old girl.We where so done after the 2nd one. The mind set was there, gave away all the baby stuff and I was happy with my boys.BUT schreech, my body was ready for one more to add to the mix!We were a little freaked out about it,esp the age thing, more test to do. Man, i’m so glad that was over. I loved being pregent esp with my last one. I wore tops that showed my bare tummy- i lived the moment up. Now that energy thing, I wished i had some boxed up some where in my closet because my kids can suck it out of me faster then i can pee in quiet.LOLestatic



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          Michelle05 wrote Jun 24, 2010
        • Quiet comes in my house around midnight!  After my 3 yr old son is in bed dreaming of Buzz Lightyear and my 18 yr old daughter is off of her phone from texting all of her friends, and finally... my husband decides to shut off the tv and catch some zzz’s!!!  That’s when I wake up and can’t get back to sleep!  Figures!

          Before my son graced us with his surprise presence (lol), my husband and I were near the end of the parenting phase of our lives and only had a couple more years of peaceful, quiet bliss!  BAM!!!!  Starting over at the age of 38!  Wonderful! ohhhh

          My son has been a blessing, much needed laughter in the face of stress and the reason a tear will roll down my cheek when I look at him sleeping - my angel!  I am SO IN LOVE with this boy!

          I cherish the gift I was given in this little child!  He is my world - forever.....
          heartheartheartheart
          Michelle



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          Angela Greene wrote Jun 24, 2010
        • I adopted four after YEARS of being told no way and 17 years later here comes Harland he is 4 a true gift but I am 42 and boy does he ware me down but the love he has brought to me and my four older children not a day goes by that I look at him and thank your really here.....ooohhh Lord here I go again.......LMAO.....We are Women ...Mom’s ....and Sisters .......we can do anything!tongue out  heart

          Nice to meet everyone........I am Sleepindeer or Angie I answer to either......Sleepindeer is my Native American name



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