Tuesday, January 08, 2008

All's Quiet

Around here there is always noise.
There is noise at the dinner table. Noise while teeth brushing. Noise while doing homework. Noise when playing the Wii (lots of noise, not always coming from the children, a'hem). Noise when kids are supposed to be quietly reading. Noise when playing with the dog. Noise at bedtime. Noise when friends are over. Noise when playing games. Noise when being noisy. And don't forget, lots of noise when one is torturing one's sibling(s).

We have a noisy home.

So when it gets eerily quiet, and all the kids are not accounted for, I worry.

The other night I suggested that the boys go up to brush their teeth a little early, seeing that it takes them 30 minutes to brush these days because of all the flossing they must do.

They came back down after much giggling and banging around in the bathroom with new hair-dos. They made us admire them and tell them how nice they looked. They laughed their heads off and Brett and I looked at each other woefully, wondering how we got stuck with these two goofballs.

McRae said, "I'm only going to wear my hair like this when I go to one of those tuxedo parties."

I told them to stop the insanity and go brush their teeth already.

A few minutes later Katie had completed the arduous task of putting her pyjamas on. It was now time for her to go brush her teeth, so upstairs I sent her.

Minutes passed and Brett and I looked at each other, noticing the strange absence of noise.

"Sissy, what are you doing?" my husband asked.

Quicker than usual, she said, "NOTHING."

That's when we knew there was something other than teeth brushing going on, something was askew.

I slowly climbed the stairs, trying not to step on the squeaky parts of the floor, so I could see what she was doing. And lo and behold . . .


She was giving herself a new hair-do too!

I'm just glad she hadn't found a Sharpie and decided to give herself those tattoos she keeps talking about.

17 comments:

Kyla said...

Quiet spells trouble. Always. And when they answer quickly? Watch out! ;)

Becky said...

oh gosh hannah's given herself tats with pens and whatever else she can find. be glad! lol

Oh, The Joys said...

It's so sweet how the little ones want to be like the big ones!

painted maypole said...

he he he

love the monkey rug!

flutter said...

Oh my Gosh that is SO cute! Also please tell me where you got that monkey rug!!!

Family Adventure said...

How cute is that! And I'm loving her pants right there :)

Heidi

Kellan said...

Your house sounds zactly like mine!!! My twins took Little Billy into the bathroom just last night and he came out with his hair all spiked into a greasy mohawk - they are crazy! Cute post. Take care. Kellan

Ann(ie) said...

I freakin want that bath mat!

carrie said...

Flutter and Annie,

Target, baby, of course. I even have the shower curtain. It is so cute!

This was purchased BEFORE December and before my vow not to buy stuff I didn't need. ALthough, we did NEED new bathroom stuff at the time! :) Okay, enough justification already!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Although quiet does usually spell trouble, sometimes it is worth it :) !!

Cathy said...

Silence frightens me. It means the Wee People are plotting against us.

creative-type dad said...

Ahhhh!

And I want a monkey rug too

O Mama Mia said...

Creepy eerie silence... I hate THAT kind of silence!!
Starlet is usually just in my make-up "getting pudeee". Um... too young!!!

Alexandra's World said...

Cute!! A DIVA in the making!

Grim Reality Girl said...

At least she didn't cut her hair :-) Don't you love it when you actually succeed at sneaking up without them knowing???

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Slackermommy said...

If she's like mine she will put stick on earrings on her lip, eyebrows, etc to your horror.