Thursday, November 13, 2008


My oldest daughter loves to talk. She's been speaking in sentences since she was 2--she's almost 3. I love it most days. But what the heck am I supposed to do when she starts divulging things to people that I don't really want her to. For example she tells everyone, including strangers and my family a version of:

"I broke the curtains in sister's room and mommy told me, tell me the truth! and then I got a time out. And then mommy told me, NO! And i broke the curtain. and annd and then I am not allowed to throw water out the bathtub. And mommy spanked me, and took my paci and I had to go night night."


"i can't tie my sissy up with a jump rope my daddy says no. and i can't hit her. my daddy yelled at me. i'm not allowed to have my pink princess jumprope. I have to be nice to my sister girl or daddy yell at me."

it's true, she did break the curtains over a month ago, and she did get a time out. she did dump about a gallon of water out of the tub for the zillionth time, and i did smack her butt one time and put her directly to bed. it's also true that my very kind and gentle hubs yelled at her not to tie up her sister. it's all true. but how do we get her to keep it to herself?????


Anonymous said...

I have the same problem. One day I forgot to lock the door when I was in the shower. My 3-year-old walked in the bathroom and climbed in the shower with me (he was fully clothed too). Later that week he was in the car with my in-laws for a long drive. Apparently he felt the need to tell everyone in the car at at every stop they made about mommy being naked in the shower. I wanted to die. I have absolutely no idea how to get him to keep things to himself!

Constance the Traveled said...

Ah, but you gotta love the, even if you can't shut them up! My DD talks incessantly, and I'm always worried that she's going to spill the beans on me to my ILs. I've tried disguising who I'm speaking about in front of her, but I've about run out of descriptions that she can't figure out.

I guess that's one of the conundrums in life: you want your kids to learn to talk, but you really don't want them speaking.

Constance the 32nd said...

"it's all true. but how do we get her to keep it to herself?????"
-Duct tape. =)

Jiff said...

hehehe. The joys of having kiddos.
I agree...duct tape. lol.