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 "Un...ooo...ree..." 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.