Once your kids can talk, you were going to wish they never started! It seems like every time you turn around you here one parent or another say this. In some respects, they are right. In fact, I might have said those words if I had never had Braden. If my life hadn’t turned out this way. Although, I can honestly say that I would give anything to have a typical nearly four year old with his mother type conversation.
A typical conversation with Braden involves direct eye contact, lip-reading, hand gestures, and a thumbs up or down system to verify if I am understanding him correctly. It took fifteen minutes the other day to understand a simple sentence. ONE SENTENCE. We both were frustrated, but we stuck it out. What Braden has to say is important to me. I want him to know that. I will not blow him off because it requiress too much effort on my part. That one sentence was, “Mommy, I want to ride a train with the man that was in the wheelchair on the big boat.” Thank goodness for context clues. Note to self, call that nice man and his awesome wife this week! That man has MS, and Braden fell in love with him. He talks about him a lot. Amazing people!
So, when your child drones on about something you find completely boring, please know that I will trade with you. Not children of course, because I love my children beyond measure. However, I would trade circumstances. You may feel free to be annoyed, that’s normal. Just every once in a while focus on your child, spouse, loved one. Appreciate the ease of communication. It’s such an awesome gift!