Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A talent of listening when kids are just being themselves

I realized something today. And I guess it has been a talent that I have had for approximately 23 years. Maybe longer. But I didn't know that I was unique. I thought everyone could do it. Seems as though this isn't the case.

I can listen to someone talking to me when the kids are just being themselves. Not sitting quitely like little angels. Wanting up, wanting down, needing a diaper change, being fed, feeding themselves. Watching them walk around and exploring the world.

Two people this week have commented on the difficulty listening while the kids were making kid noises. I felt like I had been gonged on the head and I hadn't felt like that in years. I really had no idea. I thought everyone could work while kids were being themselves. I am getting another perspective on parenting too. It is fine for people without kids to have this issue. But what about people who DO have kids. How do they manage? Some put their kids in daycare or program after program. Some get divorced and only have their kids part time.

I really didn't see or understand that this is a real issue.

Does anyone else find that normal kid noises distract you to the point where you can't hear anything yourself?

I feel like doing a survey . . .

Till next time,
Dar October 2010

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