Dude Mom Life. The Dreaded Silence.

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A few days back I saw a post at Parenting for Dummies about the creepy quiet that suddenly falls upon homes with dudes. It is well known that boys are loud, rough, love to fight, jump, run, and, specially, get dirty. Girls are made of spice and everything nice.

Be it my oldest pretending to be an animal, my youngest trying to get my attention, or both the boys fighting their pants off, the noise goes non stop 24/7. It goes on and on and on. And at times they even talk in their sleep! Or they kick their beds.

Then the dreadful silence falls and you think to yourself ‘oh, shit, what did they get into now?!’. Most times I am seriously afraid to even check it out but after my mind has put that thought in my head I know I am screwed.

Recently the worst my boys have done, that made the house fall into silence, was to walk to the side yard which is off boundaries (it is not fenced). Thankfully our neighborhood is very quiet (and with a few nuts) so I know they’re gonna be safe. Plus, they know not to step on the road, at all.  But I still remember that one day I steppend into the bathroom that gave me a mini heart attack and a few gray hairs.



Baby toys


My lovely oldest son, then 2.5 years old, found a Costco sized baby powder bottle and sprinkled it all over the living room. Including daddy’s work laptop.

Took me more than two hours to clean that mess. I ended up all fuzzy after my vacuuming session.

After this day I fear the creepy quiet. I just don’t want to have to clean vaseline off my carpets, clean markers off the walls, vacuum flour or sugar, wipe Desitin off my windows. I guess that’s why when it gets quiet I want to go and hide!


Ever had one of these creepy quiet moments?

  • shelly
    July 20, 2012

    Oh my goodness! Sorry, but I can’t help chuckling a little. My son took all the trash in the bathroom and flushed it when he was 3. Overflowed the toilet. Fun stuff!

    • Sofia
      July 20, 2012

      Oh man!! Thankfully my boys haven’t thought about playing with the toilet *knock on wood*

  • Mariah
    July 20, 2012

    I know exactly what you mean! My son is only 19 months old but when it gets quiet, I get scared!

    • Sofia
      July 20, 2012

      Sometimes all I want to do is hide in the closet when it gets so quiet…!!

  • Veronica FULTON
    July 20, 2012

    I’m sorry but I’m laughing so hard, that is sooo typical. Kids at that age find the strangest things entertaining. I went through this with each and every child. I think the worst was toothpaste hair. No I take that back it was my sons using grandpas NEON GREEN spray paint to “paint” his brand new Dodge truck. Oh they had a blast with it! Yes that dreaded “quiet” never fall for it!! It’s not your moment of peace!

    LOL Hang in there sweetie

    • Sofia
      July 20, 2012

      Where you guys able to clean the spray paint?! I would have had a full on heart attack with that one!! I must say that having boys is awesome, creepy silent moments and all!

  • Amanda Taylor @ Survival Guide by The Working Mom
    July 23, 2012

    OMG!! lol Sorry to laugh but sometimes that is all you can do is laugh 🙂

  • Erin @ Simply Frugal Mom
    July 23, 2012

    As the mom of a boy, I know that dreaded silence well. Although it hasn’t ended quite so messily…yet.

  • Views From the 'Ville
    July 23, 2012

    I remember when my brothers were little; we always dreaded the “silence”. You knew it was never good! Once it was them cutting each others’ hair, once they sprayed a portable fire extinguisher all over the family room, and all sorts of other things I can’t remember! Crazy boys 🙂

  • Joanne
    July 23, 2012

    Yes, I totally get it, except in my home when there’s quiet it’s not the kids I worry about, it’s my husband – lol