Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Definition of Silence

Never turn your back on an almost two year old. Ever. If you hear silence, run, don't walk and go find the said child. I guess the same goes if you hear screaming, but the silence is often worse.

Normal definition of silence:
Silence: n.
1. The condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent. (Forget this one, the Youngest doesn't know how to keep still.)
2. The absence of sound; stillness. (I repeat, he doesn't know how to sit still.)
3. A period of time without speech or noise. (I only wish)
4. Refusal or failure to speak out. (NOW we're gettin' warmer.)

I think we need to add a few more numbers to this list. Something like:

5. The sound that brings terror to a Mommy's ears.
6. The sound of a child bent on wreaking havoc on the living room, or the cat, take your pick.
7. The sound you hear when a child is hell bent on destroying (or climbing) something he knows he's not supposed to.

Would you like a few pictorial examples?

How about when he redecorates the living room with diapers?

How about when he decorates the trees with his own diaper ornaments?

And the loud annoying Hallmark decoration?

Or adds them to the stack of gifts?

Or unrolls a whole brand new roll of toilet paper on the floor?

The face of guilt:
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