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The Sound of Silence: 7 Reasons Why Quiet Doesn't Always Mean Peace with Little Kids

I’m staring down the barrel of a protracted few weeks until my 5-year-old starts kindergarten and my toddler’s regular activities resume after a summer hiatus.

Which means we have some loooooooong days on our hands. When I first became a mom, I longed for quiet and calm. I craved it. I ached for it.

Now when I get it, I have my finger on the panic button, ready for a DEFCON 1-level situation to present itself, which it invariably does.

Here are seven reasons why the sound of silence in a home with small children means nothing good — ever:

 

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