QUIET: marked by little or no motion or activity; calm; enjoyed in peace and relaxation; free from noise or uproar; still
Discerning the difference between quiet and silence is essential to surviving motherhood.
Quiet means children are focused.
Quiet means children are playing peacefully.
Quiet means children are sleeping.
Quiet means a cartoon is on.
On the other hand…
Silence means there is goo being spread somewhere in the house.
Silence means something rolled, stacked or organized is being unrolled, toppled or jumbled.
Silence means crayons or paint are being applied to a non-paper surface.
Silence means a child is pooping in an isolated corner.
Quiet is a treat. Silence is trouble.
Older “Q” post you may have missed: Quixotic