Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hush little baby. No, for reals. HUSH.

If you know William at all, you know he'll tell you his life story the moment he meets you.  He hasn't stopped talking - like conversation talking - since he was 20 months old.  I am not bragging.  I am trying to evoke sympathy from you.  Can you imagine, a little 20 month old who speaks in sentences and wants to converse with you?  All day?  Everyday?  And now that sweet little boy is 3 years, 5 months old and he hasn't stopped since the day he started.  It's EXHAUSTING.  He's cute, he's charming, he's emotional, and he's curious.  These are the things that have kept my ears open thus far.  For people who don't know him or who haven't spent much time with him you may wonder how this really goes.  Like, how can a little person his age speak so much all day.  You're welcome to come visit ANYTIME and see for yourself.  Thankfully he doesn't require a response of affirmation for everything he says but I don't want to be rude or seem disinterested so I've paid attention for the last year and a half of talking.  I'm not sure I can do it much more, though. 

I saw this and immediately thought of William.  This is William in 35 years.  I'm not even kidding.  And his name tag will say, "Hi, my name is William.  I am here because my mom stopped listening to me when I was 3."

If you don't believe me, here is a little look in.  This was just one moment yesterday.  I happened to have the camera because I was taking a video of Lauren trying to walk.  He was by no means performing for the camera.  This is NORMAL.


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  1. OMG he is too much!

    Matt could have that sign in the park. When we go to a party or something I have to give him the 30 minute good-bye warning. He has to start his good-byes. They take at least that long.

    Someday William will have a vlog with 30,000 daily listeners! ;-)

  2. Oh my... I would have lost patience with that about two years ago and just mummbled, "Uh huh" until he left for college. But it IS awfully cute.

  3. Thanks for sharing (what a great break from work). Does he get thirsty after talking that much all day? :)

  4. That is hysterical. My nephew is like that and my sister feels just as you do.

  5. Ashley, you're hilarious. I'm tweeting this to the masses. Why can't William be all talkative when I see him for photos? Hmmmm?

  6. I often wonder if you're writing about William or Garrett.

  7. he is so cute, but OHMYGOD i know what you're talking about... jackson is 22 months and WILL NOT SHUT UP EVER. it's great having a kid who is so social but we can't go anywhere without him talking to absolutely everyone... jeebus it's nuts when we're in line paying for groceries!!! so great, this is what i have to look forward to... thanks.

    but he really is cute.

  8. "I'm not sure I understand. Are you going somewhere?" I LOL when you said this. Sounds like a conversation with one of my children!

    Hugs and Mocha,


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