Friday, August 08, 2008

My little chatterbox

Bria has been talking pretty much since the day she was born. She was the baby who was constantly babbling, who learned to speak in sentences far too early and who just walked around the house narrating her every move. In short, she hasn't shut up in nearly 8 years.

And it really doesn't drive me nuts, unless it's past bedtime or she's interrupting a phone call or I have PMS or something. I actually love to hear what's going on in that astute little mind of hers. It's fun to have her home all day in the summers because I get to hear her stream of consciousness conversation from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed.

Here are three conversations I had with her yesterday:

Conversation #1, while driving in the car

Bria: Mommy? Why does Grammy Venturi put walnuts in every single thing she makes?

Me: I suppose she must really like walnuts.

Bria: But doesn't she know that I'm allergic to them?

Me: Well, I think it's hard for her to remember things like that. She likes walnuts, and so do lots of people, so she puts walnuts in things.

Bria: I really wanted to eat a brownie at the July 4th picnic, but she put walnuts in them.

Me: I know.

Bria: I mean, I love her so very much with all my whole heart, but I wish she wouldn't put walnuts in everything.

Conversation #2, just after she'd been singing Alvin and the Chipmunks songs to herself in the mirror

Bria: Mom? Can kids my age take voice lessons?

Me: Yes. Or you could sing in a group.

Bria: I want to take voice lessons.

Me: I could teach you voice lessons if you want.

Bria: No! You can't! I want to learn to sing ROCK. (The word rock was said something like I imagine Ozzy Osbourne would say it.)

Conversation #3, just before bed. Bria has decided to sleep in only a t-shirt because it's too hot

Bria: Mommy, you still love me, even if I'm not wearing any pants, right?

Me: Of course I do.

Bria: Yeah, because when I came out of you I wasn't wearing pants. And I wasn't even wearing any panties either!
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Such a funny girl. I look forward to these silly conversations with Ainsley.

    So far I think your wedding photos look great!

  2. That last one was great to end on. So funny!

  3. Kids are great. They say some funny things. Some day they will just die when you tell them what they said when they were little.

  4. I love it. I need some talkers in my family. My girls just sing the same song over and over again.
    When you guys come down we would love to do something together.

  5. This is one of the very things I miss, not having you kids around anymore. That and the music being played or sung, just music,music,music and I would sing sing sing to it. It's way too quiet around here! Bria, is my precious conversationalists, I love being with her. She is very kind and thoughtful of others. She is the best!

  6. Your girl is so cute! She made me laugh. lol.

  7. Oh those are so fun!! I love the last one! That is great!! :)

  8. That photo matches the personality I'm seeing perfectly! It's good to know she's got things figured out so well . . .

  9. Grammy does tend to hijack the desserts with walnuts. Of course, I'm a nut lover, but use pecans more. (less allergenic-your welcome, Matt)

    Bria is so funny!

  10. Love this post!! Reed's very similar--vocalizing his thought process through much of the day. She is so funny!! And I love the way you respond to her.

  11. I LOVE IT!!! Great thinking on her part... and when I "heard" her say ROCK.. I was thinking "Jack Black ROCK"... from School of ROCK!!! LOL LOL

  12. i agree...a very astute mind. hilarious!