my toddler (to be three in july) is a talker. are they all? i'm not sure, but mine wants to be interacting ALL the time. it's exhausting. this is what a car ride is like lately:
bb: mommy, a digger!
me: yeah. . .
bb: oh mommy, did you see that jeep?
me: yes, a red one!
bb: i saw a biiiiiig dumptruck.
*silence as i try to listen to my new tori amos cd*
bb: i saw a big dumptuck, mommy.
*silence as i hope this is the time he doesn't require a response when he's not even asked a real question*
bb: mommy, mommy *no such luck*, i saw a DUMPTRUCK! did you see it?
me: yes (for the love of god) i DID see it!!!
i've tried asking for a "quiet time" and that lasts about. . . 5.3 seconds.
when i'm in the kitchen and i fail to respond to a statment like, "i'm playing with jake in his car." he begins to yell, "mommy, mommy!!! i'm playing with JAAAAAKE!"
inside i'm screaming back, "that's nice, but i don't really care, i just want to make my SMOOOOOTHIE!"
but instead i say for the umpteenth time, "that sounds like fun, bud."
all i want is a *little* time of being to not have to talk and respond to every. little. thing. he says. i can't follow a thought. i can't reflect or drift off.
and my friends wonder why i never want to talk on the phone.