Someone, somewhere on the net asked the question of whether their readers were listeners or talkers. I have a blog. I have several blogs. That probably means I'm a talker. I think one day my children will look back on their childhoods and say that their discipline always included a good talking to. And I wonder if they will think that was a positive thing or a negative thing.
When I'm not talking, I'm listening, and I'm thinking. Often I'm thinking of how I want to respond to what I'm listening to. Or who I can talk to about what I'm hearing. I'm not sure that's such a good thing. I wonder how much faster I might have learned if I'd listened a bit more. But then again, perhaps I learn faster because I talk everything out.
I thought for certain I'd have a couple of children who were talkers and a couple who were shy listeners. So far I have all talkers. Even Ciaran with his speech delay, babbles incessantly. But I think I'm lucky. There's nothing better than the sound of my children talking and laughing with one another.