Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Constant Chatter

I love hearing all my kids' ideas.  They have a lot of really interesting things to say.  But the one gem of information is usually sprinkled in between a whole hour long thesis on the techniques of the latest video game or some nonsense gossip.  While writing this post I am attempting to be interested in a discussion of LEGO Star Wars people that seems to have no end.  I want to show interest.  I want to encourage ideas and imagination... but there is never silence.  I always feel bad when I answer a question wrong.  They can clearly tell I wasn't paying attention. Ironically, I'm trying to teach my son to pay closer attention to what people say to him.  Sometimes, he just blocks them out.  I told him people will think he's rude if he doesn't answer someone's question. I wonder if I'm being a little hypocritical, maybe I just do a better job of pretending.

How do you handle the nonstop chatter in your house?



  1. Well this sounds very familiar. My kids can always tell when I give them a half-ass answer. But it just never ends. I try to remind them of all the jobs Mommy has to do, and that sometimes I have to be busy with other things. But I always feel guilty for not being a better mom. On the flip side, it's also important they learn now that the world does not revolve around them.

  2. I agree, it's hard when they get to the real world and realize all of a sudden that they aren't the most important one out there, I just hope they know that they are to me. :)