Asalaam Alaikum/Hi All
You may remember that a few days ago I did a post about munchkins confidence. You can read it here if you haven’t already.
Well I just wanted to update you all as she completely surprised me today.
My work colleague popped round today to drop off a cross trainer. ( I will refer to her as J.)
As I saw the car pull up I told munchkin my friend is here, fully expecting her to hide. However, she seemed keen to see who it was.
J said hello to her and munchkin kind of smiled and went back indoors. So I just assumed she went to hide.
As we were unloading the cross trainer out of J’s car munchkin came out; she had only gone in to put her shoes on. I was pleasantly surprised by this. Alhamdulillah! She still didn’t talk though. But it was a step in the right direction seeing as she didn’t go and hide under her duvet.
J decided to pop in to see the rabbit, and she didn’t push munchkin to talk to her because she already knows what she is like.
Suddenly it was if the cat had let go of munchkins tongue!! She started talking non stop to J and I couldn’t get a word in at all. She started showing J her school pictures, her toys and I gave up trying to have a conversation. She even touched J to get her attention at one point. I was literally sitting there with my mouth open in shock.
My hubby came home in the middle of this and was a bit shocked too lol. He then did say afterwards that perhaps I should have stopped her as it was bad manners to let her talk over us. To be honest I was just so happy that she was actually talking to someone that I did not want to stop her. J understands anyway as I have always said munchkin is too shy.
I now need to find a way to tell munchkin she needs to wait until the adults have finished talking before she interrupts. However I need to find a way of doing this without breaking her new found confidence.
It made my day though seeing her be so confident mashAllah. I haven’t made a big deal out of it as she can get embarrassed quite easily. InshAllah the lack of confidence was just a phase and she is growing out of it now.