Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#AtoZChallenge Q is for 'Quiet'

When you decide to have a baby you decide to give up the 'quiet' in your lives. 

Until the baby comes out it all about you. Your quiet life. Your quiet needs. Your quiet things. Your cozy 'peace and quiet'.

And then out pops the baby. Announcing its arrival with the much anticipated first cry. Loud and clear. Making the first rip in your 'quiet'. 

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To start with, the house is filled with crying and cooing from the new member and very patient lullabies and soothing from us.

A few months later, there's more crying and some cute baby sounds from them. We memorize rhymes and make animated silly talk.


Soon, there's whizzing of toys, adorable playful noises and the occasional thud and thumping of things being pulled and hitting the ground. Crying may evolve to tantrums.  And subtle 'Nos' and Don'ts make an entry. 

Ever cursed the mom with the screaming child in an airplane. Karma's going to get you. On the next flight, that baby is yours!

For the next many years the general decibel levels at home go up, up and up. Babies become real people. They learn how to talk, demand, argue and question. Louder Toys and more TV. Louder Nos and louder Don'ts

But there is also louder laughing, louder hugging, louder singing and louder loving. This is the noise of joy.

Suddenly you are glad you gave up quiet for this noise. 

26 comments:

  1. Best line ever - "Ever cursed the mom with the screaming child in an airplane. Karma's going to get you. On the next flight, that baby is yours!"

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  2. I guess it must be the best noise of joy ever heard... isn't it? :-)

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  3. every rime you come up with short but impressive article, loved reading your posts on AtoZ challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much for that.. really gives me confidence.. next week is the toughest!!

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  4. Very true and interesting read.

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  5. I often suspect that people who are impatient with crying babies are usually babies themselves in other ways.

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  6. There is so much truth in what you write. Babies and children competely change your life and your values. It changes what you think is important

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    1. Yes, it is a big life lesson! thanks for coming by

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  7. The noise is truly a great music on the ears for all the members of the family.. A Nice Post!

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    1. Enjoyable noise , Sir. Grandparents enjoy it more I think!

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  8. That was really a beautiful observation Seena. Happy homes are always nice and noisy! And who wants the quiet of loneliness?
    Cheers,
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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  9. So true. How the noise turns into giggles and laughter and make it a happy place altogether :)

    Cheers
    Geets

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  10. Hi Geets... yup.. and for some quiet time, you got to pay a baby sitter or wake up early ;)

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  11. Very true but I still miss the quiet. (Enjoying it now that everyone is at work or school.)

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    1. Pockets of quiet are precious

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  12. er cursed the mom with the screaming child in an airplane. Karma's going to get you. On the next flight, that baby is yours!
    Hahaha that is awesome!
    Yes lot of my friends right now share with me how the word quite seems like a word from their previous birth after the arrival of baby :) sweet one :)

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    1. Thanks! Came by your blog. Loving it!!

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  13. I don't trust quiet. I like noise even when i'm writing.

    I’m exploring different types of dreams and their meanings.
    Q is for Quarantine (not as bad as you might think)
    Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Blogs

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    1. Really? I can do with quiet.

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  14. Loved reading this :)
    Sudha from
    Everyday Muse

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  15. Quiet comes at a premium at this stage!!

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