Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Conversational Distractions - The #Mommy Machine
So the youngest is sitting at the dining room table working on his homework right now. Well... honestly, I think he's doodling while he chats with me. He has a difficult time staying focused on the task at hand. I can't be the only one though... Does this sound familiar to you?
"Mommy...Mom... this game that I like..."
"Stay focused on your homework, we can talk after." He can talk for hours too [refer to this post], if we scheduled chatting before homework, I don't think it would ever get done!
[sound of scribbling/cursive writing]
"Mommy, at Keegan's birthday party..."
The husband emerges from the basement, "You're not going to get your homework by saying mommy all day long are you?" He could hear the dialogue from his man cave. Mat and I exchanged a few small words, after which he left the room and went back down stairs.
"Mommy, I know one thing that..." the worst thing about it is I truly dislike muting him. Although if I don't the behavior worsens and the focus becomes scarce. Some days he focus's wonderfully, other days it is like pulling teeth. Equally, it is important to gauge my own levels of frustration, patience and calmness. I do not want to feel like I am limiting his expression but it is equally important that he develop focus and where it is a weakness, extra practice is necessary.
When his homework is done, he has no interest whatsoever in having a conversation with Mommy. lol