My children talk too much, (an understatement if ever there was one), they simply love the sound of their own voices. I love the sound of their little voices too, but not all the time. My need for silence is much, much greater than my children's. Some of them don't seem to need it at all. So after too many snow days, which seemed to significantly extend the Christmas holidays, I was very very, happy to drive them to school this morning.