Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Please Someone, Make Them STOP!

I love listening to my children converse with one another. You know, those times that they are having such "important" discussions and they don't know you are listening to them. It's absolutely adorable and downright funny to hear what comes out of their mouths.

I usually treasure those moments.

But lately? Not so much.

Their usual exchanges have been taken to an entirely new level. Gone are the quiet speaking voices. They've said adios to the sweet impish chitchat.

All of that has now been replaced with loud, argumentative, whiny, "I can't hear you mom because I'm talking and he's talking and she's talking" pandemonium.


Not for two seconds. And all three of them talk at the same time. Over each other. No one is listening to the other because they are too busy trying to be heard over the roar.

On Saturday, Mr. Schmitty and I were getting everyone ready to go out to lunch. For whatever reason, the kids were standing in the living room reciting Humpty Dumpty. Picture this; all three, in a more than quiet tone, repeating that nursery rhyme, at different intervals, over, and over, AND OVER again. At the same time the hubs and I are telling them to go to the bathroom and put on their shoes and coats.

They can't hear us because again, MY.CHILDREN.WON'T.SHUT.THE.HELL.UP!!

All I can picture in my head is that old Calgon commercial, as I begin to pull at my own hair.

"Calgon, take me away!" And then let me drown myself.


The Fritz Facts said...

Thanks goodness it isn't just me!! Boo NEVER STOPS TALKING. Even in her sleep. I can HEAR HER TALKING. Man alive...I need ear plugs. It will be more when Hunter gets here in three days. Oh man...

Queen-Size funny bone said...

when my girls did this I would put my hands over my ears and did the lalalalala thing. They would stop and say mommy. I got their attention.

Patois said...

Can I just say that I'm glad it's not only my children who do that? I'm sorry, but I am.