It does not matter how young or how old your child is, they all seem to have this amazing ability to find anything and everything to talk about at bedtime. It just seems to come from nowhere.
My daughter can come home from school and the only things she will happily say is hi, I am hungry, what’s for dinner?, can I have?. I ask her about her day and I get it was ok, or the more annoying I don’t know. That one drives me up the wall, I mean how can you not know how your day was, you have just lived it.
So last night, I went into her bedroom to ask her to start getting ready for bed and I was just going for a shower, she decides that we have to chat, she was talking about all sorts of things. Don’t get me wrong I love our chats and she is so funny at times with what she says and the way she says things. But 15 minutes later I am still standing in her doorway with her chatting away, I refused to go and sit down or we would have been there for ages.
Then after my shower, I went in to say goodnight, yes I still have to do that now, for me more than her these days. She starts up again. Where do they get these spurts of I do not want to talk to you all day, but now it is bedtime, I just have to talk to you about everything come from.
Then, one of the boys messages me and I end up phoning him at 10.30pm, trying to sort out some drama that has happened, so was on the phone to him for ages talking to .
Then I am wide awake, and have to start talking to my husband, so they have both passed it onto me, the ability to chat away at bedtime.
So for those of you with younger children, who also have this mad idea that bedtime means talking time and they chat away about all sorts of stuff, even stuff that happen a year or so ago. They do not grow out of it.
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