Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Sounds of My Day

-The steady, vibrating hum of the laundry appliances.
- The thud-thudding of four pairs of little feet tromping up the steps and all over the upstairs portion of the house.
-Screeching and squealing, mostly good, occasionally unhappy.
-Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama...
-Doors slamming as kids run in and out.
-The music of a battery operated toy that sings out if you push 'this' button.
-Crayons being dumped on the table.
-The sweet 'slurping' of a child sucking their finger/thumb.
-A book being read aloud by my exuberant reader.
-Singing of all kinds.
-The cat scratching at the door, signaling his hunger pains.
-The odd, muffled whirring of the Sit and Spin.
-Silence that means mischievousness is afoot.
-Water running as one of the children takes fourteen minutes to wash their hands.
-Plastic lids being spun like tops on the tile floor.
-The sound of the chairs being reclined.
-Dogs barking (the ones my children are pretending to be).
-Little hands practicing five finger piano scales.
-Littler hands pinging out any noise they can on the piano.
-Tears of tiredness.
-Belly laughs because of tickle bugs and tummy raspberries.
-Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama...
-Background music playing as I work in the kitchen.
-The sweet silence of napping children.
-Bathtub splashing.
-Running feet and squeals of delight as Daddy arrives home.
-Dinner table conversation.
-'Daddy, can we fight?'
-Daddy reading aloud to us all.
-Half-hearted whimpering as we direct them towards bed.
-Sleepy prayers.
-Giggles that delay sleep.
-Soft, heavy breathing of four peacefully slumbering children.

1 comment:

The Bouldins said...

Sounds like a perfect day :)