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.
p.s. – Today is the last day to vote for Whoorl and Hair Thursday in the Just Spotted OC Blog Awards! Do it for your country! Or my poor, ravaged ears!
JennSeptember 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.
KristinSeptember 12, 2010 at 11:38 am
That’s pretty cute, with the hiccups and the cooing!
AllisonSeptember 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!?!?
LaurinSeptember 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 bSeptember 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm
oh no, are you ready for a chatty week when your niece arrives?
Camels & ChocolateSeptember 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!
JammerSeptember 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?
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 CitySeptember 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm
Haha…so cute! My 2 year old was mesmerized with the video.
KatePSeptember 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 BubSeptember 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.
CharlotteSeptember 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.
AngellaSeptember 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.
KaleighaSeptember 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!
SharonSeptember 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.