When You Are An Introvert Raising An Extrovert With “So Many Words”

January 9, 2017

  1. Like I feel like you just wrote about my life. Ha! Great post!

  2. Yes, this!! But you are so right- really listening to our kiddos invites us into their world and that’s a pretty awesome thing! Thanks for the encouragement knowing that I’m not the only one!!

  3. jen says:

    Beautiful post. And so very true. I’m very much an introvert with three children, two of whom are extroverts and the baby is only 20 months but I think she’s going to be more like me. There are SO MANY days I feel exhausted. Where I just crave quiet. Crawling under the covers and blocking everything else out. But you are right. Children need their parent’s validations and I try to give that to my children. I love the little glimpses I get into their world. For that, I consider myself very blessed.

  4. Sara M. says:

    My daughter talks non-stop. You can see that her mind is so busy with her thoughts that she struggles to realize there is anything else but those thoughts. And while I am an extrovert (albeit, at the lower end of the scale), I very much prefer to be quiet with my own thoughts these days and I find the constant barrage a little intrusive. I will often steal away for some privacy, and even ask for some quiet times, remembering that I do need to make space for her sharing because it is a necessary outlet for her.

  5. Miri says:

    This is beautiful. It is exhausting but then also a beautiful sacrifice.

  6. Alesia says:

    What a great post! As an introvert, this certainly is my situation. I could be sitting on the couch, perfectly content to just sit; but my son wants to drag me around the house, showing me the speck on the wall. I try not to get too frustrated. Motherhood is a learning experience for sure. You certainly expressed that in this post.

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