Friday, February 15, 2008

NOPE - She Never Shuts-Up

She takes a deep breath.


She puts her tongue to the back of her teeth.


She opens her mouth.


She says ... "It's warm. It's warm back here, now. Did you turn on the heat? I love those pretzel things. I'm so hungry. And thirsty. I can't find my other shoe. Are we going to Dollar General? If I'm real good, can I get something? If I'm real good, starting right now, not starting when we left the house, but starting right now, then can I get something? La la la ..la la la la...la la la lu lulu la. I'm hungry. La,la la la la. We're not going to Dollar General. This is the way home. I thought we were going? Why did you say we were going? I wanted to get me something. Have you seen my other shoe?"


Me ... in the front seat ... just listening, not saying a word. She never stopped long enough for me to say a word.


I was impressed.


She covered a variety of topics.


She might as well have been all alone, as she didn't need a soul there to carry on this discussion.


On the upside ... I think she's in training. Boys don't do this jibber-jabber that girls do - at least my son has never done it. She's in training for the real world - when she grows up. I couldn't be more proud ... she's coming along splendidly.

77 comments:

Marie said...

It's a gift Kellan...the gift of gab. A wonderful gift, I might add.

Karen said...

Yes, it is a gift. Her future dates will never get a word in edgewise. :)

MamaGeek said...

The reverse, the total silence treatment, seems much worse, right? :)

Melissa said...

So your telling me it doesn't get better? I'm going for a roll of duct tape...shall I pick up one for you? ;)

Angela said...

Now I guess that was an easy conversation for you

tommie said...

Uahhmmmmm, did you pick my little girl up from preschool??

Jen said...

My boy never stops talking. My girl is starting to never stop talking...help...meeeee.

I like the picture with this post. Too funny.

Amy said...

ok...how do you always find just the right picture for your stories...love that...and loved the story...she is in training and you're doing a great job! LOL

JCK said...

It is a gift, perhaps better recognized years from now... :) Too funny. I can just picture it!

Leah said...

What's really funny?? In MY house, my daughter is perfectly content to sit in teh back of the van and look out the window and be left to her thoughts. My 3.5 year old SON, is the jabber-jaw and there are days where I ALMOST wish ears had on/off switches because I would MOST DEFINATELY turn mine off from time to time when he starts in. I should have suspected this is how it would be when Em was 20 months old before she finally had a vocab of more than 20 words, while Jared had easily 150 words by 18 months and cuold say 3-4 word sentences. LOL

however, as much as I complain, I'm constantly in stitches over half the stuff Mr. Jabberjaw comes up with to talk about. LOL

Enjoy the chatter and figure your inability to slip a word in here and there is an extra chance to save your voice for when it's really needed. LOL!!

She sounds adorable, btw...

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Kellan!

A belated Happy Valentine's Day to you! (I want to eat that chocolate heart soooo bad!)

Isn't it wonderful that she can keep herself entertained? (On the upside, Kellen, she's self-sufficient and confident!) :-)

Lizzy

Cathy said...

We've discussed this amazing ability of our daughter's many times.

Our practice is to nod a lot, smile and say, "That's great, honey!"

Carl & Kathy Heppner said...

Well good for your Alexis. You're never lonely at party when you can chat up a storm!

LaskiGal said...

That was so like me with my mom. On and on and on . . .

Kami said...

my sons both seem to have the gift of the gab. Perhaps I should be worried?

Nah. They'll just give their wives a run for their money. Either that or they will get it out of their systems now and turn into typical males before their teens.

Probably the latter eh?

multipleblessings said...

Point 1: That poor lion looks hen pecked. *rofl*

Point 2: How do you find these great photos!? *lol*

Point 3: Boys can talk non-stop too, TRUST ME! Jared, my 10 year old, NEVER shuts up! ;)

Julie

Family Adventure said...

Oh my boys do...although they do like an occasional reply...and it's always hysterically funny!

But what's worse...my HUSBAND does it too. Not always quite so funny!

Have a lovely weekend, Kellan. I'm off to the cottage. Hope you get a chance to get away, too!

Heidi :)

TheVasquez3 said...

sounds like my kind of little lady!!

Happy Valentines Day!!

Becky said...

LOL! That picture is PERFECT for this post!

I read somewhere that females have a 'need' to expend around 30,000 words per day, compared to 10,000 for men.

Yes, it looks like she's coming along just fine. ;o)

Brittany said...

when adam rambles, like that I usually respond with "huh??" haha.

shay said...

Wow! It must be universal and i have 2 of them. You should hear them compete to talk...crazy!

Happy Valentine's Day btw.

Shellie said...

I agree, she's coming along splendidly!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I have a 7 year old the SAME way! And then when I've had enough she can't NOT stop talking. :)

***Oh and btw, You don't LOOK like OPRAH!!!! NO WAY!!! :)

Amanda said...

I'll take the jabbering any day over the whining sounds I hear from my son right now. Maybe I can send him to you for training?

Family Adventure said...

Have a great weekend, Kellan. And don't forget the hair net!! :)

Heidi

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

Yep the lil beauty has the gift of gab. I live with boys, therefore my life consist of one word answers and grunts.

Have a great Friday

:)
Tami

kim-d said...

Ah yes, you described my 6-year-old granddaughter. If, by chance, anyone does try to sneak a word in edgewise, she just ramps up the volume a little and talks right over you. It's like a non-stop stream of consciousness...the only saving grace is that most of the time it's LOL funny! Really, though, I'll take that any day over her two older sibling. WHO.NEVER.SAY.A.WORD. Which I find a little scary; I always think that kids who are THAT quiet are plotting something. HAHA! :)

Laura said...

The gift of the gab...a wonderful tool and weapon!!!!

Kellan, you make me laugh... I love your stories and I feel like I am sitting right there in them!

Thanks for sharing!

JO-N said...

Kellan, she will have no problem when it comes to essay writing. Her ideas just flow continuously. In Asia, there are many shy and timid children and parents who wish that their children would speak up.

Jacki said...

You just described my preschooler! She can talk your ear off, and the weird thing is even at 3 she makes sense!! She does repeat alot of what she hears, though. Last night at dinner she finished drinking her juice and then said:

"I need to finish my grape juice because it is healthy."

Hmmm....who does she hear that from??

Jen said...

I love the picture you chose to go with this post! I think all men feel the way that lion feels sometimes!

Irene said...

My 6 yo is like that. Super chatty cathy sometimes. My husband often turns and gives me a look and a point meaning she is acting like me. I keep telling me is a FEMALE thing, not just an Irene thing. He still doesn't believe me.

One Scrappy Gal said...

My little girl is the same way.

Sometimes, my brain screams "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHUT UP!!" Not that I'd ever say that out LOUD though. :)

Rachel said...

That's so cute.
I was like that. I see my daughter going that direction.
Heaven and ear plugs, help me :-)
You're so darlin'!
happy Friday!

R Family of 4 said...

That is my life. My little girl talks so much and so fast some times that she gets out of breath and I have to remind her to breath. Only I have 2 of them because her little brother needs to talk just as much so he doesn't get left in her dust ;-) Have a great weekend!

Patti said...

The gift of gab that keeps on giving ... a headache sometimes that is. Forgive me i'm a tad grumpy this a.m.! Have a wonderful week-end Kellan and I hope your Valentines Day was splendid

Dawn said...

Yep, I think it's definitely a girl thing. Although, I've noticed when my daughter is gone and he CAN get a word in, my son talks much more. I love the lion picture.

Steph said...

Very cute story. Loved it.

Steph

Maria said...

Love it! Sounds like one of mine, actually ALL of mine! My husband says they get it from ME!

Courtney said...

It is definitely a girl thing. Taylor has it and Callee just jabbers but all the time!

Queeny said...

Boys do indeed do that jibber-jabber. I have to ask my youngest to give my ears a break. He does -- but it's too quick for me to actually enjoy it before he goes off again. Maybe it's a girl and toddler boy thing.

Catizhere said...

We always knew that we would have this problem with Maggie.
From the day she was born, when you talk to her, she watches your mouth. She can hear just fine, so it's not like she's hard of hearing or anything. After I tell her something, she quietly whispers it to herself, "Go put your shoes on the steps".

She talks like an adult, never any goo-goo-gaa-gaa baby talk for her. We could have conversations when she was 18 months old. She hasn't shut up sinmce either. She even talks in her sleep.

Toni said...

One day we'll be begging to know all of their thoughts and what is going on in their lives, no?

My daughter is the same way!

Kimmie said...

My daughter is like that. Of course, if we give my son a couple more years, he probably will jabber, too.

They get it from my sister.....and their dad now that I think about it.

I'm OK as long as they don't ask me review questions about what they've said. LOL

LunaNik said...

I love that you didn't even have to answer her...Do you think she even noticed???

livin with me said...

Hailey is only 16 months old and she already jibber-jabbers non stop. I'm sure she's in training too!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I thought that was a picture of my husband and me. I may be known to be a little gabby myself!

Good times!

Joanna said...

I was not applauded for my gift to gab - I was usually told to shut up. Now I have boys that don't stop talking. They run out of things to say so they'll just say love ya over and over.
There are worse things in life.

Mimi said...

Oh, boys do it, trust me. I have an eleven year old who never stops talking. Did I mention never?

I figure he's going to have a great career as a speaker or something.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

At first, I thought you were talking about me! hahaha This was hilarious!

~melody~

Jodi said...

I'm sure Oprah was like that too when she was little. Well, here's to hoping your daughter's future husband will be a great listener!

TheCynicalOptimist said...

Too funny!!! I hope my daughter talks that much when she is older!

Sniz said...

Some girls make it possible for some boys to be the strong, silent type. I know a couple that is just the opposite...he talks all the time and she never says a word. I asked her about it once...she says she likes it that way. It takes all the pressure off!

Steph said...

My girls never stop either. Too cute :)

onthegomom said...

This is so cute! My daughter can do the same thing and she is 10. She can talk and talk and talk and not ever stop... but on the other hand... so does her 14 year old brother. In fact, at times they are both talking over each other and I don't hear a dang thing either of them said!

Amy said...

I love this. My 4 your old does this while my 2 year old watches her in amazement.

Kathryn said...

My oldest boy does this. I just stare at him. I wonder when he gets time to take a breath. Crazy kids.

Andrea said...

what is it with girls? les and i often just look at each other and roll our eyes when joelle gets going.

Angie said...

Oh man, boys can, too. You haven't met my Gavin. He is truly amazing with his ability to talk. I love it, though. I always have someone to talk to. He entertains me, too.
KEEP BELIEVING

Mary Alice said...

She' gonna be a great woman.

Pam said...

You are preparing her well for year of her life when she is a mom - gapping away and no one listening ;)

justabeachkat said...

I think little girls are just born with this "talent".

(loved the picture you used)

Hugs!
Kat

gina parker said...

Amen. :)

truth said...

For the most part, this is true. Except for us, only 3 of my 4 girls are like this. I have one that was less jabberish like my son.

Anonymous said...

Drives you batty, doesn't it.

jennifer h said...

Oh, this was great. My daughter is like this, too. She's priming herself for her own blog. Or whatever we'll be doing after blogs become obsolete (oh, the horror!).

Karen MEG said...

I love that photo... at least she doesn't expect an answer all the time. My little princess doesn't let me zone out until I respond. It's exhausting !!!

kimmy said...

My son is like that too. He asks so many questions, but never waits for the answer before he is on to the next question.

He will, however, remind me several hours later that I did not answer his question!

Have a great weekend!

Kimmy

Hillary said...

How cute! Well, it sounds cute anyways when you're not the one listening...

Rachel said...

Kellan-you have such a wonderful way of telling a story. Yes, boys just don't do that kind of stuff.

Amy said...

My daughter does the same thing! Drives me bonkers!

Amy said...

she's a woman in training!

Bren said...

It HAS to be a girl thing! My 6 year old does it the same way.

Eagles' Wings said...

That's really cute. My son does a little of that sometimes. He takes the camera and make a video of his own jabbering. Ha ha

Em said...

My boy never stops, so no not just girls! But yup shes coming along great

girlymom said...

SHe sounds more and more like my Lolo everyday! I call her my jabberbox!

The Boyds Family said...

I know a few people like that - but I won't mention their names, especially since, at times, it has been me.

My parents had a CB radio when I was young, and my handle - no joke - was motor mouth. LOL!

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