Friday, August 3, 2012


I don't know how many of you have a LO that has the gift of gab, but I do.  I am not talking about vocabulary, talking earlier than others, or babbling, I'm talking full-on continuous conversation, a barrage of questions with no stop, no pause and no end in sight.  Yes folks, I have a 5 year old with no off button.  I know, I know, he's learning.  I've heard it before.  Countless times.  But, can't momma get a moment of silence every once in a while?  Pretty please?!  At the beginning of 20% SAHM-ness (aka summer vacation) I thought it was cute, entertaining even.  Now...not so much.  It's like nails on a chalkboard, slowly driving me insane.  Some days I handle it well, fielding question after question calmly and with some level of humor.  Other days, my patience wears thin and I find myself not listening to him, saying that I don't know or deferring to another adult in his life (guilty).  Sometimes, after the thousandth "but why" I want to scream "Mommy has no fricking clue, okay?!"  or a less classy "shut the hell up".  Kidding.  Kind of.  My little man is a great kid.  He is a kind little boy who is friendly and fun to be around.  I'm not complaining about his personality.  But the questions...oh....THE.QUESTIONS.  Lord have mercy.  If anyone has some sanity-saving tips on how to get through this stage (hopefully) please leave a comment.  Otherwise, if your LO isn't at this lovely milestone yet...consider this your formal warning.  Gather your patience, take a deep breath and be ready.  It's quite a ride. 

Mr. Personality himself :)  Can you believe this adorable little boy tests my patience like no other?! 

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  1. Their cuteness is self preservational. Like when Evie has said "mine" for 1,458,793rd time and I want to scream, "No!!! MINE!!!" Good luck! Try and enjoy it! The summer is almost over!

  2. I have an almost 4 year old like this...but from what you describe, it gets worse! I often say, "because God made it that way" or "ask your daddy", haha. Found you by stalking Sarah @ itsavol. :)

  3. I laugh be ause I will be there!

  4. I totally get this! My 4 year old never ever stops talking and asking questions. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I want to wear earplugs. :) I would love for you to come link up this post to the Mommy-Brain Mixer, which is happening right now! Hope to see you there! :)


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