I’m so tired and Gavin just won’t stop talking. Look, I’m so grateful that all my kids are verbal and I know how hard it can be when they aren’t because Emmett was nonverbal until he was almost four or five years old. We were told he would never talk, so to at least some degree, I get it.
My God, this kid hasn’t stopped talking today. He’ll disappear to his room for a bit and I get a reprieve but when he comes back, and he always comes back, he’s got all this stuff pinned up and then unleashes a flurry of scattered thoughts at me.
He’s in the kitchen right now making a sandwich. I can hear him chatting away, even though there’s no one there to listen to him.
I don’t know if he’s talking to himself or one of his hallucinations but he’s definitely talking.
Looks like I’m going to have to tap into my emergency reserve of patience today in order to make it through. I’m very cognizant of the fact that this isn’t his fault but that doesn’t really help my brain from wanting to explode. I’m really trying my best to be patient but it’s so exhausting.
Do any of you folks have a kid that’s an extreme chatty Kathy? Does it drive you crazy as well? Are they on the Autism Spectrum? Are they bipolar?
I’d love to hear from you and get a dialog going on this topic. Please leave your comments below or on social media where you found the link to this post. Your comments will all show up here, so be sure to check back.
Also, if your child in nonverbal, please don’t take offense to this post. My heart truly goes out to you. I’m simply wanting to discuss an issue faced by some parents of verbal kids.