Now I understand that repetition is the key to remembering, and at times it's certainly endearing that my little ones are capable of singing back to me all that I've just said, like the most beautiful echo, but there are times when this method of learning is not so fun, at least not for the listener.
I love the sound of my daughter's voice and I love hearing what she has to say. I love having conversations with her and I love answering her questions. But I don't love it when she says the same thing over and over and over and over and over, even though I've responded each and every time. Or when she's discovered something she finds absolutely hilarious and she just has to bring it up at least five times a day. Her most current quip... "Mommy... umm... what's a rhombus?" Thanks Sesame Street! I hope I'm not the only parent who feels like I'm going bonkers.
Then there are the times when she's trying to tell something to her Daddy... Now I know men aren't the greatest listeners to begin with, (I hate to be guilty of generalization but let's be honest... this is true for the most part, at least it's the case for most of the men that have been a part of my life), but you think they would make an exception for their sweet little angels.
It's frustrating enough when I know everything that I've just said hasn't even gone in one ear, never mind out the other, but when my little sweetheart is repeatedly begging for her Daddy's attention, it gets under my skin, even moreso than the repetition itself. And it breaks my heart when I try to acknowledge my daughter, just so she won't have to repeat her darling little self any longer, and she says: "I'm asking Daddy."
Although I am filled with gratitude for the wonderful little girls that have blessed my life with their being, I don't think it's that horrible that I think sometimes, just sometimes, it would be nice to have the occasional moment of peace and quiet.
On a side note, I just want to say thank you to all the people who have decided to follow my blog. I get so excited when I look at my number and see that someone new has joined my blogging 'family'. Hope you are all having a fabulous day!