Monday, March 24, 2008

Learning to Talk

Not!! :-)

My husband and I are generally quiet people (I can hear my parents laughing from 2,500 miles away!) and we are trying to learn to talk more.

With our dear Island Boy in our lives, we find ourselves in training to learn to voice the simplest of thoughts or actions as we go about our lives. Instead of simply doing something, we need to think about explaining ourselves:

"Mommy is putting on her shoe. This is Mommy's shoe!"
"Ok, now we're going to get the milk out of the refrigerator."
"Mommy is making toast!"

You know...that sort of thing. It takes a surprising amount of energy to put aside whatever thoughts you are normally thinking while you put on your left shoe or get the milk out of the refrigerator and voice the words that describe your actions, but talk we must since we are responsible for teaching Island Boy about his world. No wonder we're so tired at the end of the day!

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