Her cell phone alarm repels me from bed. The darkness is thick but I find pants. Our golden retriever knocks me over. I get up and out the door to feed him. Stumbling through the house I kick every shoe and toy. After climbing a few stairs, I stop to savor the silence.

The doorknob feels like ice. I turn it slowly. I want to wake them myself. I sigh. It’s my favorite moment of each day. The epic quiet before I wake my children is when I appreciate my life, the most.

Then, the chaos of the day begins.

****blogger’s note***

This is my response to velvet’s 100 word challenge at . The one word prompt is QUIET. What you are reading is the start to my day EVERY day, Monday through Friday. I’m a morning person so I volunteer to take out the dog and get up the kids.

Today’s song is from Smashing Pumpkins. Most of Billy Corgan’s songs are dark and depressing masterpieces. This is upbeat tune about taking advantage of who and what you are and living each day to it’s zenith. The guitar is amazing. Here’s Smashing Pumpkins’ Today.