I live in a household with my dad (65 year old workaholic who works from home a lot), my brother (33 year old guy who just hangs out here occasionally), Myself (36 year old chatty cathy nice-to-meet-ya), an almost 5 year old Diva Braniac and a 3 and a half year old engineer in training.
My dad talks a lot when it comes to his work. When it comes to socialization, he would prefer you pass him by. My brother HATES when i talk to him because he says I talk too much.
I talk A LOT. My children have learned to talk A LOT. Especially my daughter. She is brilliant and likes to share that with people verbally. As often and loudly as possible.
She is super creative and super intelligent and has a fantastic sense of humor and a fantastic heart for people. she is compassionate and stylish and beautiful and wonderful. She loves to socialize and I struggle with wanting her to be a social, confident young lady and with wanting her to exercise a lot more caution when it comes to meeting new people.
There are days I just want to tell her
She is a good girl and her brother is a good boy but they sometimes make my head hurt.
I wouldn't trade either of my children for anything though.
How do you get your kids to be quiet when all they want to do is be as loud as possible?