Parental Soundscapes

February 8, 2011 by Rieshy

40 million Legos being poured upon the den floor, which sounds remarkable different from 40 million blocks being poured on the den floor or even 40 million Bionicles. 

The tell-tale burp that announces the arrival of a stomach virus.

The quiet and furtive snip snip, coming from the master bathroom signifying an unlawful self-haircut.

The crash, thump,   thump,  thump thumpthumpthump of little feet jumping out of bed and running to your room chased by nightmares.

Splush, across the dinner table.  Spilt milk, yet again.

Whack____ Howl____Whack____Howl.  Two toddlers not getting along.

Crash, Bang, Slam, OOOh-OHHH Catch it, Catch it!  -the sound of you favorite vase almost being broken by roughhousing children.

Laughter.  Laughter that echoes through the house and makes milk come out of noses during dinner.

The messy soundscapes of life.  I love it.


Brandee Shafer said...

Awesome! I had similar thoughts, this morning, after my daughter sang me awake from her crib in the next room. I'll take sounds (esp happy ones!) over silence, anyday, even when I'm exhausted. Blessings to you, today.....

Rieshy said...

Brandee- I love the sound of singing babies!

Joy@TPMG said...

I love this! It is so amazing how you can tell what is going on or what is going to happen just by listening. Of course hearing laughter is the best sound in the world!

Alicia The Snowflake said...

And children wonder how we know what they're doing?!?! Great post. Right now I'm enjoying the sounds of my son's music. He has such an eclectic taste in music. But it's wonderful!

Blessings to you this Thursday!

Melissa said...

Such a sweet reminder of something we so often overlook! Thank you!

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