Saturday, July 21, 2007

Why is it...

...that a child who is more than capable of being very, very loud will suddenly become very, very quiet when you ask them to repeat what they have said? And if you ask them a second time to repeat themselves, they will become perfectly inaudible.

12 comments:

Cindy said...

Do you live in my house??

Jill said...

Sadly, my 'loud' one will actually shout, "NOTHING!" even louder when asked that question.
sigh.

KC said...

LOL!!! I can completely relate.

Angie said...

LOL -- We have the same issue. Our middle son who has only two volumes -- loud and much louder -- will get SO quiet in those kinds of situations that it is unbelievable. I just don't get it.

Sue said...

What's the age? My seven, almost eight year old, does that. And then,

How do YOU deal? I personally am still trying to find my mind since the last time the soft talker put me through that.

Suzanne Temple said...

Sue, It's my TWO year old! I think he gets shy. I don't know why, but that's how it looks to me. I usually end with a "I can't understand you unless you speak up. I'd like to help." At that point, he gives up. He doesn't look happy, but what more can I do?

Anonymous said...

I don't know the cause. I don't know how to overcome it. It happens here ALL the time with our 6 year old. He also gets more & more quiet in loud/outdoor situations when we can't hear him. Oh, the frustration!

betty said...

or is it that they might be trying your patience?!

MommaLlama said...

Boy, our children must be related! I have three very loud boys, except when I ask them to repeat themselves or answer a question! And I just don't get it.

Anonymous said...

lol... Now I know it happens everywhere!

Ann Y said...

Guilt! and then there's the fear of being guilty.
Course your guys are a little young to be proficient at doing something and knowing how to avoid Mom's reaction.

annemcd said...

In our house, its trouble with short term memory loss. When asked to do something, its completely forgotten, even if the two or three steps are repeated back to us fifteen times before sending them on thier merry way. However, the uncanny ability to remember the slightest, off-hand remark that maybe we might do something that could be considered fun, and every last detail about it, is never forgotten . . .