Wednesday, January 11, 2012

One of THOSE People

So I naively thought that I had some sort of super power because I had not become one of those people who talks about their child incessantly.  I thought it was a bit curious, though, because I seem like the type of person who would be talking about their child all day long.  People ask me how she is and I'll just give a brief response like "She's great, really starting to run these days." or I'll just answer direst questions.  I spent some time wondering why I didn't go on and on and on about her all the time.  Sure there are some people that I would (and could) gush to, but for the most part I was under control.


Here's what I've learned.  I didn't talk about her too much because there wasn't a whole lot of stuff to talk about.  But now? Man!!  She is doing a new cute thing every minute of the day!  There is MUCH to report to anyone and everyone within a 10 foot radius of me.

I am one of THOSE people now.

And what do I tell them?  Just anything and everything that Sofia does each day.  For instance, the other day, I heard her babbling like usual and thought nothing of it.  Then I really listen and realize she saying "" and I look and she's counting the gel window clings we have! One, two, three!  What?  We've counted before, but always with me as a model.  We hadn't counted anything the whole afternoon and now she's counting on her own?  Brilliant child.  College applications are going out next week.

Do I think I'm getting on any one's nerves yet?  No, not yet.  But that day is just around the corner.


  1. I think anyone who's gone through IVF automatically gets a pass at being one of 'those' people! We waited to long for our babies so we should be able to talkk abou them ALL THE TIME! ha!

    Smart little Sofia!!

  2. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Guess what -you are probably on people's nerves!! Every parent thinks EVERYONE wants to listen to the stories of every freaking thing their kid does....TRUTH IS we don't!!

    People ask to be polite; they don't really CARE!!