Monday, May 2, 2011

Ignorance is Paradise


I sat, Indian style, on the dryer in the laundry room. The warmth of the room; the pleasant smell of Bounce fabric softener; and the gentle vibration of the dryer was ALMOST enough to convince me that I was on a small island far, FAR away.


I groped for my mug of coffee- GROPED, because the light was off. The only illumination was a small stream peeking out from under the door, but this was enough to allow me to see my mug sitting between a box (dryer sheets) and a jug (detergent, most likely). I grabbed the cup and took a sip.


Whatever was going on out there, I chose ignorance and bliss over information and stress. In a house full of boys, moments like these- even stolen ones that occur in a darkened laundry room- are hard to come by. Sure, at some point I would have to come out and face the destruction. Chances are, if it was anything like every other day, there would be a fort encompassing the living room; blocks on the kitchen floor with race cars throughout; papers, pens, pencils, and crayons strewn all over the dining room table; and all of it being neglected while one or both of the older boys stands on the couch ready to do a pile-driver to their brother.

Given the fact that I already had a rough idea of what was awaiting me, I sat there and sipped my coffee in peace. I couldn't help but feel thankful that my husband bought me a coffee mug that was insulated and would keep my coffee hot for 2 hours or more. If I drank slowly, I could draw out this quiet time until...


Oh well. There goes the island.


  1. Thanks for the follow, dear! I can totally relate to this post of yours! Though I have 2 girls, there are times when I feel like I need to escape from them. LOL. I guess all moms deserve an "alone" time!

  2. Hi ;) Very amusing blog !! lol

    I wanted to stop by and say HI ! I found you on VB! I am also now following you as well!
    Hope to see you around....


  3. New follower from the VB Blog Hop! I have to laugh because I am a mom of 3 too (but one is a girl who could care less about girly stuff, so it is almost like having 3 boys). I always want to put her in cute dresses with hairbows and frills and she want nothing to do with it. so sad! Looking forward to more posts! If you get a chance check out my blog at

  4. Oh-and I LOVE Coffee too! I managed 11 coffee shops for about 6 years before the kiddo's job I ever had!!!

  5. Hiya!
    New follower from bloggymoms...

    I try to hide in the laundry room too. It doesn't work. :(

    What would we do without coffee is the real question here? :)


  6. Girl, I hear ya. I have 2 boys and a girl (who acts like a boy, but with Pink!) and the noise volume is constant. My middle one, especially, can really crank his output up several octaves. Right now, in fact.... Oy. My ears.

  7. Your post made me want to sit on my dryer in the dark and dream the day away!

    New Follower! Hope you can stop by for a visit.
    Thanks, Becky Jane


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