August 24, 2007

How Do You Stop a Two Year Old From Talking?

I really want to know how to cease the endless stream of conversation from my two year old. Not because my head is going to explode if I don't get a few moments of silence (that happened a long time ago). Nope. This time it is because my two year old has a cold and is losing her voice. You would think from the sounds coming out that talking might be uncomfortable, but she won't stop talking. Not for a second will the narration of every thought and action cease. It hurts to listen to that little scratchy voice, but other than a never ending supply of lollipops, I can't think of any way to stop her mouth.



Hmm. At two, she won't make the connection that being quiet will help her feel better faster. Lollipops taste great, but isn't she all sugared up?

Poor little sweetie.

Posted by: Diane at August 24, 2007 12:53 PM

I have a two year old, and if you find a way, let me know.

Posted by: Matthew at August 24, 2007 03:11 PM

Well, hopefully she's over the worst of it by now, but a movie works pretty well for Jay (and Isaac!). Of course, there are drawbacks to this too. I had been trying to limit them to an hour of VeggieTales a day, but now that I'm pregnant again, the urge to let them watch a full-length movie in the afternoon is getting harder and harder to resist. They usually are allowed to sit around and watch a movie when they're sick. It's been a long time, though, since they've been sick enough for that, thankfully!!

Posted by: Lenise at August 26, 2007 12:36 PM