Hello hello!! I hope that everyone had a great holiday weekend? Go anywhere fun? We didn’t… but it was TOTALLY COOL. After a summer of traveling (I SWEAR there will be a post soon) I was ready to stay home, see the neighbors, hang out with the chickens and just, I don’t know, BE HOME. OMFG.
But we did get a chance to go to yet another birthday party for one of the Big Kid’s classmates. It was fun, an adventure to a place called Train Town (imagine a miniature, ride-able train with like, 4 other rides), complete with the requisite birthday party chaos. I mean, how calm can it be when you hop up 10 four year olds on cake and frosting then send them off to ride rides? At least no one barfed.
But while I was enjoying the cake and lack of puke, I did have a strange realization. I’ve noticed lately that the Big Kid is kind of loud. And a talker. And when he gets into crowded, busy social situations he gets louder, and more boisterous, and more social. It was totally annoying.
Like the kid NEVER SHUTS UP.
And while I was watching him commandeer the conversation and talk over people, I was commenting to our friends about how loud and flipping talk-y he was… and how annoying it was and how I really didn’t know where he learned this…
Then I started to get this uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach as my friends stared pointedly back at me. Because I have been known to commandeer conversations at parties. And to be a little (read: very) loud. And to never.shut.up (as my husband will lovingly tell me at 6am).
Holy shit this kid is me.
And it was like looking in a very loud and obnoxious mirror.
Now I’m hoping that my 33 years of life experience have taught me when to open my mouth and when to shut up (fingers crossed), and that I can moderate my tone better than an almost-four-year-old… But I don’t know…
So I guess I don’t have a leg to stand on when I roll my eyes and tell someone that I have “no idea where he got THAT from”???
Anything that your kids do that is SO TOTALLY YOU???