Friday, February 01, 2008

The Transmitter

Recently, Steve began referring to Camden as "The Transmitter". The reason for this is, the boy Never Stops Talking. I'm not kidding. I don't know how he does it, really. As awful as it sounds, I frequently have to say, "Camden, stop talking," when I need him to focus on such things as crossing the street. Or eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or going to sleep. Or not making my head explode. He talks so much, in fact, that when he was strangely quiet on our way home from the grocery store the other day, I actually caught myself asking, "Camden, why aren't you talking?" Of course, I wanted to smack myself as soon as I realized what I'd said. In no particular order, here is a sampling of the topics we've touched on today:
  • Why doesn't Santa live in the South Pole, instead of the North Pole?
  • Why do some trains have cow catchers on the front?
  • Can we get a cat when Riley dies?
  • Why do dogs have to stay in the yard, but cats don't?
  • Can I have chocolate milk for breakfast?
  • Can I be a lion? (costume change #1)
  • Where does Paul Bunyon live?
  • Why is the world so huge?
  • If we did Ring-Around-the-Rosie, could we reach around the world? (in case you are wondering, we bought a globe at the trift store this morning, so he is a bit obsessed with the Earth today)
  • Can we do a project? What kind of a project? When?
  • Can I be Paul Bunyon? (costume change #2)
  • When is it pizza time? (we make pizza every Friday) Is it pizza time now? How about now?
  • Can I be a pirate? (costume change #3)

This is about 1/8 of what we've talked about today, but you get the picture.

Now, pardon me while I go and fix myself a cocktail.

*p.s. If you haven't done so already, you still have a few days to enter the cookbook contest. Simply leave a comment on the January 30th post!*


Anonymous said...

I came up w/ the Transmitter when Cam was in his Super Hero phase. The idea being the Transmitter is a Super Hero who talks his enemies to death, or at least into submission.


Anonymous said...

I love Camden's "subject matter" least it is varied.

Cheryl said...

I chuckled all through this posting....I've been there and done that. Just enjoy--really! Wait til the teenage years, and the only communication is "can I have some money" or "can I use the car"....

Lisa said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel! Allison is constant sound AND constant motion! Even before she was born she was SOOO active - I should've known what I was in for. And I love the idea of the Transmitter talking his enemies to death. Camden and Allison could be like the Wonder Twins and tag team the enemy!!

melissa said...

Very funny - from my house! ;) I can relate....I have 3 chatty little misses of my own, and it's sweet, funny, cute, and exhausting all at the same time. :)

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