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Not Me Monday…..Use your words

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Lately I’ve been saying this to my three and a half-year old son, “Use your words“.  Truthfully, this saying that I’ve heard many parents say to their kids always grated on my nerves a bit and now I find myself saying it…and I get shivers down my spine.

For some reason, he seems to have stopped talking and is grunting, moaning and pointing whenever he wants or needs something.  And what’s frustrating is the fact that he was a late talker to begin with and has only really been talking for about seven or eight months.

I mention all this because I read a teaser post on one of the groups that I follow on Facebook and it made me think.  It asked the question:

You are going to say about 7000 words today….how are you going to use them.

I found the idea of 7000 words intriguing.  Is 7000 a lot?  I don’t really know.  Maybe if you count out your words in a ten minute span, it might give you some insight on just how many words a person actually says over the course of the day.

But it got me thinking:

What  if we only have 100 words to say each day?  What would we say?

Along the same thoughts….

Who are we talking to and talking with?

One more thought….

Are you all talk?

So I ask you these questions…and then I’ll close with a couple of quotes to ponder:

What are you going to say today?”

What are you going to not say today?

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
~Walt Disney

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
~Yogi Berra

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
~Lou Holtz

Happy Monday!

~Amy

PS – today’s blog had many thought-provoking quotes…check out my other blog of a Minute…a Thought for a daily quote to jump-start your day.

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Author: amymunns

Finding more minutes in your day. Specializing in time management, goal setting, prioritizing tasks for small business, busy professionals and active families.

2 thoughts on “Not Me Monday…..Use your words

  1. My son was a late talker who would revert to not talking every so often. Our pediatrician explained to me that this isn’t all that uncommon with boys. All children develop in roughly six month increments–six month physical growth and six month brain development alternating. When they are in physical growth mode all the energy is going there and the mental abilities seem to go on hold. My boy is almost 13 now and his development is evened out quite a bit although I notice when he’s growing physically his ability to concentrate goes out the window. It’s darn frustrating as a parent I know. Maybe our experiences and learning might bring you a little comfort at this time.

  2. Thanks for that. That is a good reminder – –I’ve actually heard of that growth pattern before. I should probably get ready for new clothes coming up….he’s due for a growth spurt.

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