Friday, June 22, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed Dotti's post earlier this week, reminding us of the days of summer gone by and to step back and do a little more exhaling. Ah yes, exhaling. I do need a little more of that in my life. But her post also got me thinking about the changes that summer brings to my house.
I work from home. Most of my day is spent solving the world's problems through teleconferences and email. And from September through May, once my children leave for school and my husband for work, the house is quiet and peaceful.....it's just me and the hum of my computer. But come June, the transition occurs and my children are home all day (with their sweet babysitter). The peace and quiet is replaced with playing, laughing, shouting, stomping, singing, creating, building and occasional crying.
I have to admit that once the summer schedule begins, it takes me a few days to acclimate to the increased noise level and the little noses pressed against the windows of my office doors. But I've realized these are changes I wouldn't get to experience if I worked in a regular office.
Who in an office gets to hang out in an elaborate, multiple room, blanket-and-chair tent while taking a break? Who in an office gets to enjoy the jokes and conversation of an 8-year-old, a 4-year-old, and an almost 2-year-old while eating lunch? Who in an office gets to be interrupted by frequent requests for tape, scissors and the stapler (because apparently, the tape, scissors and stapler from the office are much better than the tape, scissors and stapler elsewhere in the house)? Who in an office gets kisses blown to her through her office doors while on a teleconference?
I consider it a blessing to have my peace and quiet interrupted during the summer. Those sweet interruptions won't be around forever!
What about you.....is your peace and quiet interrupted during the summer? Or is summer when your peace and quiet begins? Or do you never seem to have any peace and quiet no matter the season?!!
Don't forget to keep those abstract photos coming! The gallery is full of such interesting shots!
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