Children are noisy. I know that, you know that. It’s something you expect.
Thankfully N isn’t one of those children who talks AT TOP VOLUME ALL THE TIME. I think that would drive me mad. How teachers cope, I have no idea.
But he is a child who talks non-stop.
From the time he wakes up (with a bit of a quiet chill out every so often, usually when there’s no one else around), to when he goes to bed, he seems to make noise. He’ll talk – both proper chatting, and mumbo jumbo where he just talks words, but they seem to make no sense to the rest of us. It is brilliant to hear him getting on so well with his talking, and great when we can have proper conversations.
There’s also usually one or two times a day when he goes into ‘tell off’ mode.
‘You’re naughty’, ‘don’t do that’, and the like. It really makes me laugh, although he looks and sounds really serious at the time.
However, it’s not only the talking that’s non-stop. When he’s not talking, he’s making noises. This could be singing which he does quite like doing. But predominantly it involves humming away while he’s eating.
We’re quite odd in our house, as the OH doesn’t really do talking at the dinner table. I think it’s because he and his family just expect good manners and to eat nicely, and if you’ve got children chatting away it mostly means they’ll be talking with their mouthful. That contrasts with my family who always talked and put the world to rights over a meal, so to me it’s fairly alien to eat in silence, especially when you need that time to catch up with what everyone’s been up to in the day. Anyway I digress.
N hums all the way through meals. When he’s not talking or pointing things out to us.
I think it’s his way of singing but keeping his mouth shut while he eats, as I did ask him after I took the video what he was humming. He looked at me like I was an idiot for not recognising it…turns out it was Baa Baa Black Sheep.
Do you have children who make ongoing noises? Do you have any advice on making them stop?