One child tells me many things in detail. And many times I do not have mental space to hear and hear. One of the days I told him “I am not able to listen to so many things, so many stories, please do not tell me all the stories”. After some time he came to me and asked with emotions “then whom shall I tell, I like telling you?”.
Hmmmmmmm “You have the need to talk, I have the need to have my own space, So what do we do?”
So we came to an understanding “you tell me, I will be hearing wall for you, but I am not expected to take interest in what you say, I will not stop you from telling me, but I will not necessarily take interest in what you say”. He smiled, I smiled.
We are not artificially fulfilling each other’s needs 🙂
We both are at peace.