Friday, December 9, 2011
When the little man was little, I worried all the time that he did not talk early. You see, most of the kids his age were already talking and were able to communicate good to their parents and other people while my kid will not say any words other than the basic and only if he wants something. He was rather busy doing other things like walking at ten months and exploring the house and making a mess, and then learning his alphabet. He could recite the alphabet (and knew them on sight) before he turned two but will not talk. I guess talking was not his priority at the time. I prayed for him to learn to talk which he did eventually. I was so tickled when he could tell me what he wants or how he feels. I encouraged him to talk, to voice out his thoughts, to let me know his feelings. It was exhilarating to hear him talk and tell me stories. I was (and still am) very proud of him. When he started talking though he has never stopped. There are times I just want him to be quiet for a few minutes at a time. He talks all the time! If he is not talking he is making noises and it is driving me nuts. Don't get me wrong, I love my son. I am happy that he talks clear (no baby talk here) since he started talking but constant talking grates on my nerves. He does have his quiet moments and crazy that I am, I worry when he does because there must be a reason for him to be quiet. The husband told me I am crazy and I don't blame him. I could not seem to be happy with one thing, I have to have it all. I know he will outgrow this phase and I cannot wait for that to happen. The good thing is that I have learned I am not the only parent who is going through this. Some parents actually are going through worse. That does make me feel like I am not that bad of a parent, lol. I hope that when he does outgrow this "talking phase" he will also outgrow his tantrums. Now, what are the odds of that happening?