We therapy moms who dream of sentences get in a certain method of talking…..saying things to reinforce learning, first in one way, then another. You could easily call it “too many words”.
(Two adults have chided me for this over-informing, so I try to be better self-aware.)
For 2 weeks, I added another 8-year-old boy (my step-grandson who is like a same-age cousin to my boy), a very verbal little charmer. (So, I have one 8-year-old who talks like a 2-year-old, and the other an 8-year-old teenager with attitude.)
There came a hour when I was overwhelmed with the 2 boys yakking in opposite directions. It took me a few minutes to realize I didn’t have to respond to “everything”.
I went non-verbal myself for a while.
I sort-of directed traffic with hand motions, facial expressions, and body language.
It was utterly bliss. I stopped trying to keep up.
Not a long-term child-raising strategy. But an oasis of calm when I needed it.
You deserve the refreshment.