Desperately Seeking Silence!

United States
March 26, 2007 3:18pm CST
I'm wondering if there is anyplace left to get peace and quiet. I'll go in the bedroom when I need some quiet time, but it seems someone always finds me there and needs or wants something. I've found I can't even take a good bubble bath anymore without someone yelling for mommy or the phone ringing and everyone yelling it is for me. I've went to our park in town a few times and found a quiet place to just sit and feed the ducks or enjoy the scenery, and of course either someone else comes along talking loudly on a cell phone, or the teens come revving thru in their cars. Is there anyplace left to get a little peace and quiet? What do you do to get some quiet time?
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@lvhughes (545)
• United States
27 Mar 07
i have the same problem. i have given up on peace and/or quiet. i figure i will have all i can handle in a couple of years. wish i could hind a place though just once in a while it would be nice. good luck finding it.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I think with all the technology today, we will be lucky if we find some peace and quiet in a few years.
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
27 Mar 07
When my child is in school I get time to my self.I do like to go on a drive I find it relaxing.But if yours are not in school yet .I think the park on an early morning would be more quiet and you can get time to relax more and time to urself.
• United States
27 Mar 07
Mine are in school and I do get a little break if I am off from work on a school day (Like today). And surprisingly the phone hasn't rung yet today.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
What about the library? They're pretty quiet places, and if your children are younger, there are scheduled storytimes. If they are older, they can browse through the books and find something to read or look at, too.
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I was going to say this too. The library. I used to go there a lot and now my mother goes there when she needs some 'space' from my father.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I know what you mean about wanting some peace and quiet. Sometimes I wish I could just find a nice quiet cave to hide out in for a day or two. LOL! I like to go and take a walk in the wood that are by our house. If nobody sees me go there they don't generally look for me there. So I go for a walk and find a nice spot to sit and think or read book. Can you maybe go for a drive out to the country and just find a nice scenic spot to sit at for a little bit?
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• United States
27 Mar 07
LOL Usually if I head for the car, someone is wanting to know where I am going and if they can go too.
@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Pay a baby sitter maybe? I know what you mean though. Every restaurant has piped in music so that you can't visit quietly with a friend while you eat. Even the TV movies have loud music added to the background, supposedly to enhance it, but it doesn't do the job for me. I can hardly hear the words at times because of it. Let's face it. We're stuck in a noisy, noise world.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I've noticed alot of the restaraunts even have t.v.'s in them also. It seems like every place you go has to have something noisy going on.
@Mickie30 (2633)
27 Mar 07
Could you get someone to look after baby for a time while you go and get a beauty treatment or go for a walk on your own. Is there someone who could babysit even if it was just for an hour as you do need your time alone and in the quiet. Another thing is you could take the phone off the hook for a bit.
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• United States
27 Mar 07
Make a huge Do Not Disturb sign for home. Maybe it's a matter of when and not where...those teens aren't likely up and about early in the morning. If possible try going to the park then. You can hear the birds really well early in the morning too.
@Khokhonut (702)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I have found driving in my car to be blissfully quiet lately. Isn't it funny how the older we get the less noise we like? I used to love having the tv and/or radio on if I was at home, just for noise even if I wasn't watching or listening. Now I love the sound of silence.
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@gfelix (12)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Parents are allowed quiet time? LOL I would say lock yourself in the bathroom, but if your kids are like mine, they've figured out how to pick the lock. If I'm not with my kids (doesn't happen often), I go to the antique store. They are very quiet there and they don't bug you very often to see if you need help. I don't buy anything, I just browse and enjoy the quiet. If you don't have an antique store around you that's old and quiet, I would go with the library. Just stay away from the children's section.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
27 Mar 07
I used to have my tea in peace before my kids now I simly get up one hour early and sleep half an hour later then them for soem peace and quiet. early morns arew best time and I can read my paper and have my tea in peace. try it kids usually wake up at six so I get up at 5 these days.
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• Pakistan
27 Mar 07
yeah man....this world is going very nasty and noisy day by day.....i too loke want silence and tranquillity sometimes to relax my soul and enjoy some tim,e with quiet atmosphere.....but never find one....sometimes some natural beauty and natural scenes.....these things r really exciting and give a relaxing impression..
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• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I also need to find a place like that.... where there will be no one to bug me,just plain silence...and peace and beautiful scenery...i want to lay on the grass and sleep..
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@bindishah (2062)
• India
27 Mar 07
Im a person who does not really need it to be quiet around me to get quiet time. I have the insane ability of tuning out everything around me when I need to. But I do understand your problem - it just looks like you need to take a break. Why dont you go to some beachside for a couple days or something just all by your side. Im sure your kids and husband can do without you for 2 days (it will make them appreciate you even more). Just check into a nice hotel and spend some quality time to yourself.
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• Canada
26 Mar 07
I have a small pair of headphones hooked up to a CD player. No matter whee I am, I escape by putting them on and turning them up. It's not exactly sioence, but I still manage to get away from everyone I'm trying to escape form.
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@lifetalk (681)
• Pakistan
26 Mar 07
Yea i totally agree with you. Getting enough peace and quiet time nowadays has become a thing of the past. It's the modern world, and finding peace here is just as good as finding gold in a river that has none in it!! I mean, c'mon, we people need a break too. We need some quiet too. YOu all can get the peace, and we run about, doing things for you. Dont we deserve something? Wow.. neways, i just find time late night, that's when i feel is the most peaceful time. Everyone sleeping and noone to shout, disturb, say anything at all!
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26 Mar 07
I find it hard to get quiet time. I get the odd relaxing bath when my girls are both asleep, but it isn't very often as usually one of them wakes up and disturbs me. The best time for me is Saturday nights when they stay with their dad and I can enjoy a nice relaxing evening with no interuptions.
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@kurtbiewald (2628)
• United States
26 Mar 07
get a good partner then trade off sometimes
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