Throughout the day, a lull in the noise and chaos of a house full of kids occurs.
In little lapses or spaces, the clamor ceases. Breathe. Inhale the silent peace.
Someone claps sound proof headphones on my ears, if just for a second,
and quickly removes them,
and the clanging
and wanting continues.
Breaks leading to appreciation,
When the house is abruptly still and my ears get a respite,
And then they're gone as fast as they came.
I stop what I'm doing and really take in the moment, savoring a bit of peace.