When all is quiet, as Mom's, we know something is wrong.
We wish for peace and tranquility in our homes, but we never ever wish for quiet. For when it is quiet, strange things begin to occur.
Once when the twins were 2, I went to the bathroom. Mistake 1: Bathroom breaks are not allowed. When I came out of the bathroom, I immediately knew something was wrong, because the house was quiet. I started looking for something to calm my fears. I found my troublemakers in the kitchen. T1: was holding the high chair steady in front of the stove while T2 was standing in the high chair - stirring the pot on the stove. (no the stove was not on)
See, I had the immediate instinct and knowledge of what happens when all is quiet. My dear hubby didn't. He asked for a few minutes of quiet out of everyone, and sadly he got it.
While enjoying his quiet he walked into the kitchen where he found little man - he also found a great big mess. Little man had decided Daddy needed some coffee, and so doing like Daddy does, went to get some coffee grinds. He then proceeded to dump about 10 scoops of grinds into the coffee machine. Of course they didn't all make it in - what machine holds that much? So there were grinds on the counter, stove and floor. I only wish dear hubby had taken a picture. He did learn that quiet is something he won't ask for again.
What have your kids done when all is quiet?