Sunday, October 15, 2006

Take a breath

I'm not kidding when I say my middle-8-year-old child has not shut up for more than 15 seconds at a time the entire day.

We went to Baton Rouge for some shopping and she talked the entire way there, the whole time shopping, the whole way eating, the whole way back and she continues to talk as I type this.

I've asked her repeatedly to be quiet but I think it's impossible. Anyone have this same problem? Anyone have a nice muzzle? Send it on over please.


martie said...

Little Miss A J Motormouth today, huh? Amber use to talk my ear off and I would ask her if she was tired of talking yet 'cause my ears were tired of listening.....she always said no and continued talking......good luck!! LOL

MarkD60 said...

perhaps you're geting the suffering payback for the cruel, wise-butt comment you made on my blog, that's what I think!

What is she talking about?

chesneygirl said...

What can an 8 year old possibly have to talk about that much????

What did you do when Anna went thru this phase?

beki said...

I'm afraid this is my future. It's pretty bad right now at 5, I can't even imagine how it will be at 8.

Carrie Guevara said...

Yes, yes, oh gawd yes. Thankyou for letting me know it's not just mine that's does the non stop jabber jaw(only at home too - at school she's quiet and orderly. huh?). My ears hurt.

P.S. I do try to listen no matter what though because the tween and teen years are so close and that's when I really want and need for her to talk to me.

Teri said...

that's funny. I never understand when anyone can talk that amount of time.

have you tried duck tape?

Anonymous said...

Bribe her with the withdrawal of chocolate from her daily diet.

Drywall Mom said...

She's a girl, that's all it is.

PeanutButtersMum said...

I have to disagree with the previous comment. In a most friendly way, of course! It's not because she's a girl, 'cause my son is like that too, and he's only 2.5!!

I actually find it kind of funny, 'cause he's shy when we're out in public and if he knows someone is listening, he shuts right up. However, if we're at home or he doesn't know that a stranger is listening? WHOA!! All talk, all the time. ALL. THE. TIME.

Good luck!

Have you tried earplugs?

Or how about the sleeping beauty game? If she "sleeps" (silently, of course) for 2 entire minutes, she gets a prize???

Anonymous said...

My girl is the same way, but only if she knows you very well. Otherwise there is not a peep!

I miss you over at my blog =(

Chantal said...

When our 8 year old gets home it's a constant stream of babbling until bedtime. It's hard not to yell at her to shut up, but geez, SHUT UP! LOL

Jamie said...

My 4-year-old loves to blab on and on during bedtime story time! It drives me nuts. I will stop reading and then just give her THE LOOK and she usually shuts up. ;)

I'm a big talker so I'm afraid she gets it honest.