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I love him to pieces, and admire his energy, and ability to say whatever comes to mind, but sometimes I wish he would just stop talking for 5 minutes! I swear he says "mom" every time he exhales! some days I all I want is few minutes of silence, but I never get it! I try so hard to pay attention to every word, but it's impossible. there are just too many words! any one going through this????<br><br>
thanks all<br>
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Oh, please introduce him to my daughter...maybe they could keep each other occupied! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I feel your pain - on the one hand, I love the fact that she is so bright, outgoing, and inquisitive, but sometimes I just need some peace! I don't want to make her feel self-conscious, though - my whole life, people made fun of how much I talk, and I always hated it. Still do, actually.<br><br>
I bought a bunch of story tapes, and we borrow more from the library, so that helps in the car when I'm not in the mood for chatter. She also goes to preschool five mornings a week, and she has a pretty early bedtime.<br><br>
Other than those things, there's not much else to do about it! There are times when I will say to her, "Sweetie, I know you have a lot to say, but I need a little quiet. I'll let you know when I'm ready to talk, okay?"<br><br>
Just curious, is your ds an only child? Mine is!
 

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Lunamom,<br>
no, i also have an 18 month old ds. my 4 year old was a very early talker, though, like 5 word sentences at 18 months. ds2 is just starting to put 2 words together. My older boy was amazing. people would stop and look at this little baby saying things like"mama, i want juice please" i swear he even talks in his sleep now!<br>
glad to know i'm not alone<br>
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My dd is now 8, and though she didn't talk all the time, she did sing all the time. Really. All the time. "Don't sing with your mouth full, " has been heard many times at our dinner table. Now she has more judgement. She also has the most beautiful singing voice you have ever heard. Sit back, let the words wash around you, and look forward to the day he makes his first speech as the President.
 

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My daughter who is 4-1/2 is just like this. I do finally get fed up and I tell her that I need a break and some peace and quiet for 15 minutes. I tell her that she has to be quiet; that she can choose to be quiet with me, or she can go play with one of her siblings or go watch tv. She chooses what she wants to do. It works best if I am very direct and calm. She is very cooperative as long as she understands what I want from her.
 

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:LOL Hee!Hee!<br><br>
Both my kids are chatter boxes. When dd was maybe 2 to 5 y.o., she'd literally talk herself to sleep. And I would exhaust myself trying to carefully listen to everything she said and respond thoughtfully. Dh hit upon the analogy of a shark. You know how supposedly they'll stop breathing if they stop moving? (I wonder if that's really true.) Dh said dd would fall asleep if she'd <b>just stop talking!!</b> I think he was right.<br><br>
Dd is 8 y.o. now and doesn't chatter as much anymore. Ds is 4+ and I think is just getting up to speed. Based on my experience with dd, I now tune out ds sometimes, just to save my sanity. Of course, that means occasionally I miss something important. He starts yelling, "Mommy! MOMMY!" "Huh? What, Sweety?" "I <i>asked</i> you to get my play dough!!" "OH, sorry, sorry, I didn't hear you..."
 

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My three year old (an only child so far) and I went out to the bagel shop for lunch this afternoon. Also at the shop were three other moms with their young children, sitting at three other tables. Each of the other pairs sat and ate in literal silence, but my ds and I never shut up! For one instant, I thought, "Oh how sad that these other moms and their children have nothing to say to each other." Then I thought, "I would LOVE a moment of peace like that!" But would I really? For 30 minutes, Ds chatted non stop about the coffee grinder against the wall and all the different flavors of beans, about the specific way the beans are released from their cannisters and how the grinder works to chop them up, about why there are so many different kinds of sodas in the refrigerator if they're not good for our bodies anyway, and about the noise of the cash register. In retrospect, I'm glad I have a true dining companion in my 3 year old. I'm not really one for silence anyway!<br><br>
BTW, kaya3, my ds also talked like your 4 year old at a young age. Interestingly, so did I , my sister, and my brother. I think there's just no stopping those who have a lot to say!
 

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kaya3 - I posted almost your exact words a year ago!! Now she's 5 and a half it is possible to get the odd 15 minute break where she talks to dolls rather than to me, and not at megaphone volume (which she gets from dh!!). I hope this gives you hope!!<br>
I can reeaallly sympathise. It drove me round the twist as I'm quite quiet myself and found myself literally steamrollered by my own child sometimes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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