My children have been blessed with the gift of gab. They never stop talking unless they are asleep. Seriously. I’m a stay-at-home mom and sometimes I don’t want to stay at home. I need the voices to stop sometimes! My sister recently wrote a blog entitled “Time Out for your Mouth”. You can read it by clicking here. I definitely am needing one of these time-outs for my children.
My son Sam is 6 now. He started talking at 12 months. My darling daughter Devri is 2 years and 4 months old. I think she came out of the womb talking (or so it seems). She actually started talking a little later than her brother. Around 15 months. I loved it that Sam talked so early because when it was just the two of us, it was fun to see what would come out of his little mouth. He is such a sweet, kind-hearted kid. Devri’s personality is polar opposite of her brother’s. Don’t misunderstand, she can be absolutely precious and I love her dearly. However, Devri has already developed her “alpha woman” gene. “Do this, Mamma.” “Move, Brother.” “Go away, Mamma.” She is quite bossy. Yesterday Sam told her so and her response was, “I’m not bossy. I’m busy.” I actually like this. I think I will use this at some point in my life.
So, today the three of us drive to Odessa to go see our awesome, wonderful dentist, Dr. Joel Edwards. I highly recommend him and you can find his information here. We arrived to his office and they call Devri’s name and all three of us proceed to the back to the exam room area where Devri is weighed and measured. Devri begins to tell the hygenist all about her princess band-aid that is across her nose. (She fell down the cement steps at church last night. Owww!) The hygenist seems smitten with the conversation coming from this little two year-old with lopsided ponytails. She takes us into the exam room and tells us Dr. Edwards will be with us shortly. He arrived after a few minutes and for the next 20 minutes my two children became mute. Not one word. What? It was amazing. And a little strange. He is a wonderful dentist. Very gentle and the kids both responded to his requests while he examined them, but they would not speak. He gave them both stickers. Devri for being a great patient and Sam for wearing a Texas Longhorn football jersey. Another reason that I like him-he’s a Longhorn fan! Then he sent us on our merry way. We stepped out of his office and my serenity came to an end. Devri started singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” whilst Sam engaged me in deep conversation about sharks all while I am trying to find my way back to Big Spring. Somehow we made it. No one fell asleep on the way home. Darn.