But my kids do. And they talk about all of it. C-o-n-s-t-a-n-t-l-y.
If you've had a full day with your kids, you know what it's like to want to not listen. Sometimes, for the sake of my sanity and the safety of all involved, I need ear plugs. I need to separate. I need some peace and quiet instead of the babble and buzz and ridiculous level of blah (!) blah (!!) blah (!!!) that can exist in a home that holds children.
But I should listen, and you should, too. Yes, we need a break from the noise (and that's perfectly ok) but we also need to know that when we listen we pick up on things. Like creepers and zombies in Minecraft are bad or there are different elements in Pokemon or that the new Skylander Giant Ninjini won't be released un stores until January. And then we can interject things into their babbling conversation and surprise the heck out of our kids. Not because it makes us look super cool, but because it makes our kids feel like what they are interested in is important. It makes them feel important.
So it's a gift for them, but it's also a gift for you. Much like the mess we
Listen now, because someday the constant hum and babble of children will cease to fill up your house. Your children will move away and into their own lives and your home will be too quiet.
Just listen now. It's a gift.
** Check out the previous posts in my December
Gifts That Can't Be Wrapped Series:**