Adalynn loves to talk and most of the time, if she's
thinking about something and it's somewhat important to
her, she is probably talking about it and from
every angle for that matter.
This is obviously
a trait that she gets from me,
I have noticed on occasionthat she tends to wear people out.
The other day she had a friend over
and the little girl was getting annoyed with her.
It also seems to happen a lot as I'm checking out
of our grocery store. By the time we leave, the cashier
usually knows where we are going, where we've been
what our list had on it and what we are going to use it for. etc.etc.
My first impulse when I catch her in these moments
is to quiet her as gently as possible. I'm her Mom
and I want to protect her and save her from
any rejection that will ever come her way.
I was taking about a similar subject with a friend
and she was telling me about a "problem" her sister
had and she went to her mom and told her that as her mother,
she really needed to talk to her about it because it was
a problem. Her mom's response changed my perspective.
She said something to the effect of "Don't you
think she's going to get that enough. I feel like
I need to be the one person in the world that makes
her feel accepted for just the way she is."
So... I am working on being a better listener.
I could use a good trainer and I happen to
think that she is perfect for the job!