What do you find difficult to tolerate?
What are your daily irritations?
Do your loved ones do things that frustrate you?
I have to admit that one of the things that I find difficult to manage is the noise level in my life. Now, I know that you might be thinking: “You had 5 kids! What did you think was going to happen?!” I realize that noise is an absolute part of my life for probably the rest of my life. However, I do struggle with tolerating the volume at times. I generally attribute this sensitivity to the fact that I am always too short on sleep and the noise level at my job is atrociously high. There’s nothing like a hospital ER for lots of noisy drama!
So when I am home I would love peace and quiet.
And it rarely happens – except this past week. With my little Mr T feeling ill and barely eating, he has been abnormally sleepy, quiet, and quite pitiful. Of course I have enjoyed the extra cuddle time but it’s tough to watch any of my kidlets suffering.
Now as lovely as my Mr T is, he is certainly a loud one. I am regularly asking him to quiet down throughout the day. So after days and days of quiet time – today I found myself saying: “T! Please quiet down!”
My boy is finally better. He is still recovering since his energy is low and his little tummy is a bit depleted, but he is jumping around the house and making tons of noise again. And that, my friends, is a healthy, happy young one for which I am SO thankful! So today my Paradise is noise. Beautiful, healthy, happy, children making tons of noise in my messy, mama life. It’s not a perfect life by everyone’s standards, but this is a paradise life for me!
Please share your version of paradise for you if you care to – that what this life is all about: sharing our moments that make our lives beautiful. 🙂