Peace and Quiet by Helen Chappell
When you’re young, you can’t wait to be grown up. You can’t wait until you’re old enough to drive and be independent and come and go and wear what you choose and act just as you please without any adults telling you what to do. When you’re a kid, being an adult seems so easy.
And when you grow up, you realize you could not have been more wrong. If, as a kid, you had the faintest idea what being a grownup is really all about, you’d run off to Never Never Land and hide. Buying gifts for my father was really hard. If he wanted or needed something, he went out and got it
With the busy life of a country doctor, all my dad wanted was a little peace and quiet. 9