Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Jabber jaws is what my parents called me when I was little. I would talk and talk and talk with barely a breath in between my words. However, I was painfully shy when I was not around my family or close friends. Cat is not shy, she will talk to anyone, anywhere. So she talks when she is home, she talks to the checker at the grocery store, she talks to the lady on the bus, she talks to whoever will listen. I am glad that she is so outgoing but it is starting to scare me a little. We have talked to her about strangers but instead of just not talking to strangers she will say "you are a stranger so I will not talk to you." Then she begins to tell this "stranger" her life story including all of our names and her birth date. We talk to her about being a nice girl and not needing to talk to everyone she sees, but I don't want to thwart her curiosity. She loves learning about people. How do you deal with this issue?