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to have apologised to my mother for my behaviour

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JackBauer Wed 24-Jun-09 21:54:39

as a child?

DD1 witters on, constantly, about nothing. She has a running commentary going from the second her eyes open to about 5 minutes after she goes to sleep (shes a sleep talker, like me). If you don't respond the volume goes up and she repeats the same thing over and over until you do respond.

DH says that I am exactly the same.

I called my mum and asked her if I was like that as a child. She (rather quickly) said yes.

I offered her my heartfelt apologies as it drives me fricking nuts.

I have also apologised for smacking her hand away everytime she put my hair behind my earsas a child because 'it was in my face and I couldn't possibly see' after I cut DD1's fringe because I kept tucking her hair behind her ears.

I have never heard my mum stifle giggles beforegrin

TinyPawz Wed 24-Jun-09 22:32:56

Brilliant!! grin

TheBreastmilksOnMe Wed 24-Jun-09 22:35:38

What goes around comes around! wink

JackBauer Thu 25-Jun-09 07:01:12

Oh joy. The wittering started at half 5 this morning with
'Mummy! I did a wee in the loo! Look Mummy! Mummy? Mummy? Wake up mummy.'
'I was in bed and I needed a wee so I got up, didn't I? And I went to the bathroom and I sat on teh loo and I did a wee and I wiped my bottom....'
'DD1, that's very clever, but it's still sleepy time'
'What tiem is it?'
'Half past bleeding five'
'That means the long hand is at the 6 and the short hand is at the 5 doesn't it? What does it mena if the long hand is at...'

<<JB's head explodes>>

Blackduck Thu 25-Jun-09 07:07:12

JB - can I send ds over and they can have a competition? Even other children say doesn't X EVER shut up?

JackBauer Thu 25-Jun-09 07:20:15

Umm.....maybe I can send DD over to you?

<<panics at thought of 2 of them>>

And she's only 3! I have years of this to go!

Deemented Thu 25-Jun-09 07:26:05

I feel your pain JB. I co sleep with both of mine (!!!!) and ds likes to wake me up at 5ish by opening my eyelid and seeing if i'm awake. Apparently this is my penance for years of waking my folks up before 6am...

Blackduck Thu 25-Jun-09 07:26:25

{grin] ds is 6! and it hasn't got any better...guess what he gets ticked off for most at school grin and I just smile cos its me all over again!

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Thu 25-Jun-09 07:29:12

great grin grin.

DD is the same, she talks and talks and talks, and when I ever comment. DH says 'oh I wonder where she got that from? grin

wb Thu 25-Jun-09 07:33:37

Oh this makes me smile.

Ds2 has my (childhood) temper. My mum is very happy.

EachPeachPearMum Thu 25-Jun-09 07:39:04

grin you made me laugh! But ruefully, as this is exactly what my 3yo dd is like.... gah!

JackBauer Thu 25-Jun-09 07:40:21

I'm not sure if I am pleased it's not just megrin
DD2 has inherited DH's stubborness, which MIL finds hysterically funnyhmm and also my tomboy/fearless/I'm going to climb anything tendancies. Which I am rather less amused about....

Dee, this is exactly why I don't cosleep with DD1 anymore. If she wakes in the night DH takes her into the other room or she and I swap beds as he can sleep through the yammering, (he says he does it all the time anywahmm)

RustyBear Thu 25-Jun-09 07:41:42

DD was exactly like that at that age! Though to be fair she did seem perfectly happy to witter on unheeded - maybe I was just a shittier mum better at ignoring than you, so she had to get used to it.

If it's any comfort she did turn out to excel in all aspects of language at school, especially the Speaking and Listening bits.

She's now 19, at university studying Psychology and particularly interested in the psychology of language and these days the constant wittering is usually directed at her mates via the phone, and I get the interesting, funny and intelligent conversation grin

JackBauer Thu 25-Jun-09 07:45:50

<<prints off RustyBear's post to get me through the looooong early mornings>>

Blackduck Thu 25-Jun-09 11:29:09

Ds goes in the spare bedroom where his train track is and tells looooong complicated stories involving Thomas et al and THEN asks 'which bit did you like best? DP and I have become very good at tuning in occasionaly so that we can answer 'the bit where Emily did x', whilst not pointing out its the only bit we actually listened to!! I used to 'umm' a lot in the hope he'd think I was listening, but he's caught on to that grin

blinder Thu 25-Jun-09 12:58:56

erm, 'as a child'?

Didn't DH say that you ARE exactly the same?

Are you doing it now?

JackBauer Thu 25-Jun-09 13:40:22

Yup, I am still doing it now, but my mum doesn't have to put up with it.
I am just lucky that DH is very good at half listening and so me blathering on doesn't bother him as much, he doesn't really hear itgrin
(Besides, he knew what I was like when he married me, so tough!)

blinder Thu 25-Jun-09 14:26:46

[whispers] I repeat myself, saying the same thing in lots of different ways, and so does my son. We call him Explainaboy. [slinks away]

snice Thu 25-Jun-09 14:31:31

God I do that and can hear myself doing it and am unable to stop myself repeating.

Am sure its a proper medical syndrome

blinder Thu 25-Jun-09 14:34:51

Yeah it's called 'make-sure-the-idiots-get-it-itis'

oldraver Thu 25-Jun-09 16:30:18

DS2 is a wittere (right now being quiet having a Siesta) DS1 was such a quiet child so it is a bit of a shock to have a constant running commentary from the time he gets up till bed time

He doesnt have any social brakes and will approch anyone to natter. We've been at the beach and he has just walzted up to strangers and 'made friends', doesnt matter that they were having a quiet game of beach bat and ball.blush. We have to watch him like a hawk as he announces he's off to find friends

JackBauer Thu 25-Jun-09 20:07:22

oh thank god!
DH doesn't realise that I know I am doing it, but I can't stop myself! I just feel that I want to share what I am thinking. All the time. Doesn't make it any less irritating when DD1 does it thoughgrin

Luckily for me Il's are visiting and so she is blathering at them instead!

Worriedunfortunately Thu 25-Jun-09 20:12:19

Oh my God my 4 year old DD is exactly like this. My friends spend 5 minutes with her and say 'Aren't you tired? How do you cope??'

Her speciality is asking the same thing over and over again but in new and 'interesting' ways eg:

"Are we going to the zoo tomorrow Mummy?"


"So we're going to the zoo tomorrow"


"So after I get up we're going to the zoo"


"So the day after this day we're going to the zoo"


etc. x

helpYOUiWILL Thu 25-Jun-09 20:28:24

my mum tried hard - but failed- to not chuckle when i phoned up for advise on removing green crayon from the hall wall.

I did EXACTLY the same except mine went along the hall up the stairs and the finale was a huge round scribble.

At least mine was semi washable paint, my parents had only just wall papered!

rattyrouge Sat 25-Jul-09 01:54:10

rustybear: was she really that bad? sorry

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