Wito talks a lot.

This trait seems to garner the most attention from friends, acquaintances, and strangers. “Wow! He’s so verbal!” and “He talks more than my daughter/niece/grand-daughter!” are comments made to me on a weekly basis. I, of course, realize that these statements are code for COULD YOU PLEASE SHUT YOUR CHILD UP??

Well, the answer is no. (Unfortunately.) Wito never stops talking. He talks to his friends, he talks to inanimate objects, he talks while he’s playing (usually giving a play-by-play of what he’s doing and/or quoting the Cars movie), he talks while pooping, hell, he even talks in his sleep. If Wito is in the vicinity, you can be assured that he’s jabbering on about something.

A couple of weeks ago, when I literally thought my ears were going to jump off my head and run for the horizon, I looked him squarely in the eye and calmly asked if he could stop talking for 30 seconds. A mere 30 seconds! It couldn’t be that difficult, right? He glanced at me, lip quivering, and earnestly answered, “But I can’t. I CAN’T STOP TALKING, MOMMY!” At that point, I realized he might as well have been an alcoholic talking about the bottle. My son is ADDICTED TO TALKING.

As you can imagine, poor Wita hasn’t experienced a nanosecond of silence since her arrival. As her 11-week birthday approaches, it seems she has adopted the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” attitude.

Is it possible that Wita might outdo Wito in the chatting-your-ear-off department? If so, LORD HELP US ALL.

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  • Jenn

    September 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

    That’s weird, I’m pretty sure this is what my conversations was like while I drunkenly stuffed fried pickles into my mouth at an after-hours diner at 4am this morning.

  • Kristin

    September 12, 2010 at 11:38 am

    That’s pretty cute, with the hiccups and the cooing!

  • Allison

    September 12, 2010 at 12:07 pm


  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    September 12, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    When I read about Wito it cracks me up. So much like Bonham. We asked him the other day to stop talking for 30 seconds and he said “why? why would I want to do that?” and then talked for 10 minutes about why he wouldn’t try it. The teachers at school said “wow, he has a great vocabulary” which, much like you, I took to mean, “umm…does he ever stop?” What are we going to do with these two!?!?

  • Laurin

    September 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Is this a boy thing? Maybe they’re making up for all that talking they don’t do as men. My son talks non-stop and I have asked him many times to just stop for a minute so I can think. 30 seconds even.

  • am'ti b

    September 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    oh no, are you ready for a chatty week when your niece arrives?

  • Camels & Chocolate

    September 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    My 12-week-old puppy, ironically born around the time Wita was, was fascinated by this. As I watched, she sat in front of the computer, cocking her head from side to side then kept trying to lick the screen. I think the two would be fast friends!

  • Jammer

    September 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Have you ever tried the quiet game??! I used that on little kids all the time and I tell them whoever wins gets ice cream and whoever loses gets a mussel. :) and that’s why I don’t babysit haha.

    Yes, and here it how it goes…
    Me: Do you want to play the quiet game?
    Wito: YES!
    Me: Okay, 1,2,3, Quiet!
    Wito: Okay, I’m being quiet, mom! I’m being quiet! This is fun, I love being quiet! Are you being quiet? I LOVE THE QUIET GAME! THE QUIET GAME IS SO MUCH FUN! Being quiet is so easy. Do you like the quiet game, mom….and so on and so forth… ;)

  • Mama in the City

    September 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Haha…so cute! My 2 year old was mesmerized with the video.

  • KateP

    September 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Your transcript of the quiet game in Jammer’s comment could have been recorded in my car on a daily basis.

    Good thing they’re cute, huh?

  • Mama Bub

    September 12, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve got a non stop talker here too, both in fact. The second my three year old stops talking, I look up and wonder if he’s okay. Love the hiccups and the squealing.

  • Charlotte

    September 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    As someone who was the nonstop talker, (I cried for 90 consecutive minutes when I was born and basically never stopped moving my mouth), I really can’t give you any hope. But we talkers tend to do really well in school so, you know, there’s that. Chin up.

  • Angella

    September 12, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Wito and Emily are twins. The arm flapping was a sure sign, but the non-stop talking? CLINCHER.

    And Wita? SOOOOOO adorable. I cannot wait! until I get to smooch those sweet baby cheeks.

  • Kaleigha

    September 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Um, she is adorable. And if she’s half as hilarious as Wito, you are going to be one entertained woman!

  • Sharon

    September 13, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I have two of those chatters. As they get older they just chat more. Sometimes, yes, I just have to ask them to stop talking for a little while.

  • sizzle

    September 13, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Maybe someday he’ll just blog it all instead of saying it. Is that good or bad? ;-)

    They are both adorable even if they chatter on and on.

  • Renee

    September 13, 2010 at 7:37 am

    My son (age 6) keeps talking after i’ve put him to bed. Sometimes,literally for hours. On Sat night, I walked by his room exactly 63 minutes after I had left it, and I could hear him saying: “vrooom…get out of the way, he’s coming!” When he wakes up in the morning, he just continues the story.

    So, I’m with you, sister!

  • Kim

    September 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    My 4-year old daughter is that way. NONSTOP. I swear 80% of the day she doesn’t even take a breath because it would interrupt her non-stop chatter. But when I ask her if she can be quiet – her eyes well up and she gets the “you just broke my heart and ruined my life” look on her face and says something to make me feel like absolute crap for possibly even considering to want a little silence if it means she’s not talking, how could I want her to stop talking, could I possibly be so heartless, don’t I know that her voice is the most pleasant, wonderful sound in all the world??? And, her little sister is already taking lessons and jabbers like a madwoman without any words. So I’m with you, two chatterboxes will make the world such a fun, not-remotely-quiet place.

  • lori

    September 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Your kids are so cute. I can’t watch the video as I’m at work and they frown on that sort of thing…

    One of my nieces was very very very “verbal” as a small kid (still is as a big kid). She would talk herself to sleep. One day when I was babysitting I had a migraine and couldn’t take the talking one minute longer. I have no idea what prompted what I did next but it was the thing that saved my life (that day): I looked at her and whispered her name. She stopped what she was saying and looked at me. “What Auntie?” and I didn’t say anything. Then when she started talking again I whispered her name again, quieter this time. This time she whispered back “What? Auntie? What?” So I just kept whispering her name quieter and quieter and she whispered “what auntie?” back at me, quieter and quieter.

    It was silent for a good 30 – 40 minutes before she started talking again. I have no idea why that worked.

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    September 13, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    CUTEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Trinity(of haiku tofu)

    October 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Your husband has a radio voice.