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    ahisma is online now Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    That's it. I miss quiet. The kids are finally in bed and I was hoping to read, but DH is playing the guitar. I feel like a jerk asking him to stop doing something he enjoys, but I just really, really miss quiet. And none of them seem to get it. At all.

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    Same. Definitely same.


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    I can relate! And my requirement for quiet is when eating dinner. My DS will talk nonstop and ask a barrage of questions. While I love family dinners in theory, these days Iíd prefer to eat by myself in peace! Weíve tried telling him that conversation over dinner needs to be slow and calm but that does not sink in.
    I guess for once I can appreciate my DH who is a man of few words lol.


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    Oh my gosh! I was in my office earlier today and they slowly started trickling in one by one. With each addition the noise level rose. It took all my effort to keep from asking them to leave. DC have this high pitched laugh when they’re monkeying around with each other and it drives me batty.
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    I miss being alone in the house. Iím the one that does all the errands. I work part-time at a hospital, so we figure Iím already indoors with others and weíre limiting who goes into stores. DH and DS rarely go anywhere without me too. I canít remember the last time I was alone in the house.


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    I have tried unsuccessfully to kick them out of the house (sending them on walks...). 1 time they all left and I thought I at least had 45 minutes alone. Then ds1 showed up 5 minutes later because he changed his mind about the walk. I frequently leave for walks or errands. Dh acted put out the times I went on walks alone while heís been on holiday vacation but there was no way I was inviting anyone. I did finish my audiobook so Iíll invite people today. Maybe.
    Eta- itís often too quiet here. People go to their own spaces a lot. I just miss having the house to myself. I do wake up early in an attempt to savor the peace. When people are up, I feel like I need to be more ďonĒ.

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    I feel you so very deeply. I desperately need quiet (not just alone time, but actual quiet) and it is so, so, so rare these days. I know I'm lucky, because the "sounds" that bother me are usually good sounds -- kids having fun together, singing, etc. -- but it doesn't change the fact that it's not QUIET, which is what I'm craving!
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    I have been so on-edge that I didn't really connect with the fact that I'm used to having long stretches of quiet and alone time while DD and DH are out at school and work, respectively.

    I started locking them out of my bedroom once a week and it's helped a lot, but it's not the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuggleBuggles View Post
    Eta- itís often too quiet here. People go to their own spaces a lot. I just miss having the house to myself. I do wake up early in an attempt to savor the peace. When people are up, I feel like I need to be more ďonĒ.

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    This is me. My kids often retreat to their own space, but DH has been working from home since March and never goes anywhere. He used to travel A LOT. I miss just having the house to myself. And I always feel like I need to be productive because heís here to see if Iím being lazy. Not that heís a jerk at all about what I do, itís just me feeling self conscious about taking a break or an occasional nap. I honestly donít have much to do these days because I donít work and all the volunteer stuff I used to do is no more. Iím lucky I know but I feel like I should have a clean house and gourmet meals but I HATE that stuff so I donít.


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    Ladies...I figured it out!!

    QUIET TIME is reinstated! An hour or more each day is saving my sanity.


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