Parenting
Youngsters
Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

It’s Just TOO Quiet

Every parent looks forward to when their children go to bed and there’s “peace and quiet” restored to the house.

This morning, I was abruptly woken at 5 a.m. by the sound of…..silence. Complete and deafening silence. No sound machines playing, no electrical whirs, no video monitors showing sleeping kids. Just complete darkness and silence.

As it turns out, our entire neighborhood lost power, but in those first few seconds of total silence, there was panic. Panic that something was wrong or one of the kids had done something (this would not be a first time that one of my kids has pulled something in the middle of the night). READ MORE

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