My son has a problem interrupting these days. I’m aware it’s an epidemic among three year olds, but it’s annoying so I’m trying to end the habit. I told him today that if he needs to talk, he can tap a grown up on the arm and say, “Excuse me.” While I was in the middle of my speech on the importance of not being interrupted, I was interrupted with…

Virgil: Umm, excuse me.

Me: Yes, son. What do you need to say?

Virgil: Ummm…
Ummmm…
Umm…
Ummmmm…
Ummmm…
Umm…
Ummmmm…
I…
I need to…
I need to…
Ummm…
Talk.

Me: ….

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