#sol15 March 2: It’s so loud

Slice of LIfe  I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March.  You should do it too!  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing! 


It’s loud in here. I should wait to slice, but I’m afraid I’ll fall asleep and miss my chance.

Kids are wandering over to try to sit on my lap where my laptop is. L and Mr. Thought are laughing and playing hangman.  My son is fake-reading my words and tickling me. I don’t need to tell you how messy my house is. People are climbing over and and leaning in.  They are underfoot.

Not exactly a writer’s retreat. I can’t get a thought to finish in my head.

I try to think,  I hear instead.

“What’s the one that’s famous for it’s spelling? The state?” (H asks me as he lounges on the back of the couch.

“No! I don’t want you to fight me!” (Pretend dinosaurs talking with E)

I think H might be falling asleep as he curls around the couch – marker on his hands, glasses still on. Teeth not yet brushed.

The dinosaurs aren’t fighting anymore, but the hangman game is in full swing.

“It’s not fair! I want to guess! It’s not fair! I want to guess! It’s not fair! I want to guess!” E yells. 

It’s bedtime, and I’m hoping for quiet dreams after just a little bit of time to think.



10 thoughts on “#sol15 March 2: It’s so loud

  1. Thank you for bringing me back to the days of my little ones. I can so picture this action filled scene. Good for you for posting! It’s quiet at my house now… too quiet sometimes. Enjoy it all!

  2. Loudness so fun and so unencumbered–you seem to enjoy the moment and embrace the distractions. I love your line, “I can’t get a thought to finish in my head.” That is a line I can relate to.

    1. I try to enjoy — honestly that’s sometimes hard! … I often can’t get a thought to finish in my head! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. 🙂

  3. This is great! Love the line “not exactly a writer’s retreat.” Made me chuckle because this is exactly what my writing sessions look like! Chaos! I wouldn’t have it any other way, of course.

    1. Chaos… I never thought I’d be in such chaos! But maybe a writer’s retreat would be too quiet… 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Dana!

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