Thursday, September 08, 2011

Like candy...

Tenth grade is so exciting. Older daughter comes to my classroom after school and doesn't stop talking. There is so much tell. There is animation in art class, explosions in chemistry, a financial literacy teacher who has found his teacher's pet. Algebra II is soooo cool, and honors Spanish, and English II, and getting to ride to the junior high with a friend and stopping for frozen lattes. 

Today she bubbled and blabbered and rarely took a breath. I had to ask her to stop talking when we got to the eye doctor so I could talk to his assistant. I asked her if she had had caffeine and she said no. She said, "This is what I do. I tell you everything after school and I like it. Talking to you feels good in my mouth, like candy." Brilliant...

Talking to you feels good in my mouth... 

What you may not know is this girl did not begin talking until she was three. We were scared there was something seriously wrong with her. We had a specialist. We had a therapist. And finally she spoke.

Talking to you feels good in my mouth... 

Don't stop baby girl.

12 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

I love your daughter's explanation that talking feels good in her mouth. Speaking from experience my advice to you is to hold onto these moments really tight. All too soon your talker will be off to college and the silence left behind is deafening.

Chinatours said...

Sweet and sunny smile!

Oranoo said...

Yeah, I like that, she should write a poem using it!

deb aka murphthesurf said...

Enjoy the moment. Savor the flavor and taste of each and every bite of that candy. I have a twenty year old who still does the same thing. I suspect we will always be close but in a good way. I sit and patiently listen while she tells me of internship interviews, honors research trials, etc. etc. The candy flavor may change from year to year but I still enjoy every single second that i get to share it. You are doing a great job as a parent if you have this relationship. Keep up the great job.

Intense Guy said...

It's so nice to see someone smiling and enjoying life!!

I hope she keeps that smile on all year long!

Whosyergurl said...

I think it is wonderful that she want to talk to you! My daughter is 29 and lives states away...she called this morning, we hung up and she called right back to tell me something she forgot. Love that.
xo, Cheryl

That corgi :) said...

how cute! and that she enjoys talking with you! May that continue on throughout the rest of her teen years for sure! Sounds like a great load of classes she has!

betty

The Castro Family said...

I love this! I can only pray that at least one of my kiddos grows to love talking to me!!

Joy Hall said...

Beautiful daughter and lovely times for you two to spend together.

Great memories in the making!

Okie Book Woman said...

Love it! My daughter and I were like that, and I miss it now that she's all grown up and we don't talk daily. Keep that communication going, Mom.

shawna henrie said...

she didnt talk because she had nothing to say...quiet intelligence. she was taking it all in...and i have one just like her. arent they amazing kids?? and i love her phrase...talking to you feels good in my mouth. perfectly put. love it.

the.fortes said...

Awesome post. Cole didn't start talking until 2.5. Now he can tell you about 50 different shark species and jabbers about nearly everything non stop. If he isn't talking he is singing...:) I love the "like candy" statement. Just like a writer to come up with something like that!