5yo DD talking non stop....(26 Posts)
....I love her to bits, and I like her personality, her sense of humour, her permanent smile on her face, her positivity and I am very proud she is quite a clever curious little girl....but....
It is exhausting being around her...
She sleeps very little for her age (always has)...she does not stop till 10pm and up at 7am, in between she is constantly talking, she reads fluently already and asks million questions, she talk when she eats (meals take ages..) when she watch Tv when she bath when she brushes her teeth....before I sound like a cow...as I said I love her to bits and would not change her for the world but days like today...at a play date at the swimming pool while other kids exhausted around the table were barely breathing...she was non stop talking and as everyone was tired she was literally hardly catching her breath between words...she was funny but as 5 yo are also annoying, I felt ashamed of some other mum's eyes rolling...but was I supposed to do? I told her nicely to eat and chill out which she was slightly annoyed as she was not bothering anyone really and other kids were listening to her nicely....but I could have started to dig the ground when she came out with "you must not talk and eat as otherwise food will go down your trachea....and giggled..." ....damn LeapReader....
I am scared she will become a weirdo, maybe she is already one....not that I am bother by that as we are both...weirdos I guess...I am just worried she will start loosing friends....later as at the moment she is very popular, but honestly she can be exhausting.....could this be a phase, gosh this is a rant maybe, but if you have similar stories to share could help this very tired mummy (wine wine wine time for me)
I've got three talkers it's exhausting! They won't talk to each other or their dad. They have to share every single thoughts with me
Ds was like this at that age - he's not now at 9.
Dd is like it now and it is exhausting. I just try and teach her that it's impolite to dominate conversations all the time and be short with her if she tried to interrupt.
I am SO glad it is not just her...and me, ans yes totally agree that I need to introduce with her the concept to not being nice to dominate conversation.....although I am picturing this in my head... I will tell her and she will listen carefully, ask few sensible questions.....then......she will repeat it to me (and everyone else willing to listen) for n-times......I do feel like a cow now I wrote this!!!
OMG, my 4yo DD does this. Incessantly. I don't remember what quiet is.
Does she play pretend nonstop too?
At any random moment do you become Anna from Frozen or Flynn Ryder from Tangled?
I can relate.
Love her to death. But good God it wears.
Yep! relate to that....MASSIVE imagination too!!! Gosh, maybe is the wine or the story sharing but I am actually almost in tears and lol for this!!!! Bless them but yeah exhausting!
I have 4yo twins. I'm so done today I've gone on strike and dh has had to take over bedtime!
I totally get the bombarding of conversation too. I feel like she just talks louder and faster if she's told she interrupted me/someone.
It's 3:15 here, she's gone out with DH and I'm sitting here quietly with my dog, enjoying the peace
and watching the door
My DS actually starts talking before his eyes are open in the morning - and is STILL talking in his sleep!
We had to introduce turn taking as they were both talkers. So x has 5 mind then y has 5 mins. Very tiring for anyone in listening range although a bit better now they are 7, unless something exciting has happened
My 5 year old is the same. He NEVER stops talking or just making noise of some description. Even when he's got nothing to actually say, there's still noise coming out!!
DS was like this. Please don't discourage it. He now 11 and he's lost that bubble and sparkle he use to have and I blame myself for shushing him too much.
DD1 is 4 and hasn't stopped talking since 18 months. She even talks in her sleep and some days you just feel utterly bludgeoned by the English language.
My 6 year old DS is like this and has been ever since he started talking. I think it's because he's #4 so has to make his presence felt...and boy, does he!!
I adore his bones, but am a bit scared I have six weeks of incessant chatter to get through before he goes back to school! Happily though, he adores reading and has just started on Harry Potter, so that is helping to reduce the chattering - although he does then come and regurgitate each chapter to me afterwards in minute detail, along with his own ideas for plot embellishments
Thank you, she is my only, so no comparison.....I am so glad it is not just her! Another day, another million words....I decided to enroll her into drama classes....hope to channel this into something useful (and at least someone else will listen to her for 45'...)
DH finds it funny but then he can simply shut his brain/ears off and not listen to her (Jez... I wish I had that mannish skill), I am also her favourite partner to listen......do you know Those moments:
mommy, mommy....yes my dear....mommy erhm, mummy, yes love I am here, erhm, mommy erhm, I was thinking mommy, mommy erhm......(my brain melting)......
I have one like this. No thought left unsaid. While it's wearing, it is great for their vocabulary. She gets to practise all kinds of words, often in an experimental manner, to great comedic effect.
I have a friend who is sensitive to noise and wears ear plugs around the house. I've often thought of doing this. Not when I'm alone with the chatterbox, but more when both DC are here and bicker non-stop.
Cute! But it might be good to have a rule about not talking and eating if that means she eats really slow?
I have the extremes, 1 kid that is just like your ls op. He barely sleeps, just talks all day long at me. And another who is none verbal. Both are utterly draining. But it may be because they need so little sleep that it feels like all you hear is the mummy, do you know/ have you seen xyz?
miaowthecat love 'some days you just feel utterly bludgeoned by the English language'!
Sums it up perfectly!
My 4 year old DS is also non stop, all day long. Wonderfully creative and lovely, but got it gets to me. He is also a bit (alright, a lot) of a know it all, so it's constantly "actually mummy, did you know that (insert inane fact)...."
I crave silence. Just for five minutes.
Ps did you know that buffalo kill more people in Africa each year than lions. Fact! That was this mornings.
miaowthecat - perfect summation.
furryturnip - I have a fact loving know it all too....and crave silence sometimes, but feel that time is moving so fast (my second child left primary school yesterday), that I'm really, really trying to cherish the chatter while it lasts! Although some days that's exceedingly difficult
keepcalmanddrinktea - you are not alone! Lovely though it can be, it can be exhausting, and yes, I am usually the preferred person to talk to. We're off to my parents this week, and they are the most doting of grandparents - my mother is brilliant - takes him into her vegetable garden and gets on with her weeding, whilst DS just chats away merrily - and they are both happy! Result.
I was so tired after only 2 days of looking after DS on my own I fell asleep fully dressed at 7.30....
She does...we are working on that....wearing though sitting next to her for 30'.....I am just going to tell you this mommy, then I eat, oh do you know about.....bla bla....food cold, mummy's head melting....still talking....then I tell her off (for not eating) so she finishes everything quickly and come to me with big eyes, big smile and take me by hand to the table showing me she is finished, and off she goes untouched to the next thing......and I feel like an awful person......
Furryturnip - OMG that's so my DD!!!! She reads constantly or she is read (not that she shuts up when she is read either)....I asked her teacher if she was a problem at school but there instead she generates a group of adhering followers, she is very helpful with other children and hates seeing anyone unhappy, so at school, they see no problem, and apparently she shuts up there......
Ocelot41....that was me last night...DH had to move away glass of unfinished wine....what a waste!
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