It’s that time again. Five Minute Friday.
A bunch of us gather at Lisa-Jo Baker’s corner of the ‘net and write on one topic for 5 minutes straight.
No editing. No filtering. It’s wildly liberating. Check it out here> http://lisajobaker.com/2012/11/five-minute-friday-quiet/
This is funny. My house is so NOT quiet right now. It is 11 p.m. here and my daughter is playing her guitar in the living room. Another daughter is eating lasagna of all things at this hour! Another daughter is …..I have no idea. She’s not sleeping.
My son is on his computer and my husband has gone to bed.
But besides all that I have 5 teenage boys in my basement. Laughing, joking, playing video games. We are so NOT used to this. We offered up our home to be used for billets for a provincial youth retreat this weekend. The kids don’t have school tomorrow and they started tonight. 400 kids and leaders and wow~NOISE.
I love my quiet solitude. I like after 11 when everyone goes to bed and I bath or read or watch TV. Quiet is Heaven to me. But quiet also means a lack of activity and puh-lease~we have had 3 years of NOTHING happening in our home. It’s WAY past time. So here I am: 5 boys(and their leader is coming later) in a house typically full of girls. I prepped for this 3 night stint with deodorant, deodorizers, shower gels and extra towels. Also, chips, jelly beans, chocolate milk and a bunch of other stuff my kids are wondering if they can sneak a sample of.
Yes, I love quiet. But not this weekend. This weekend….there SHALL be noise. And I love it.