Meet our son Rodger. He speaks in one word sentences, yes, no, what, where, when, yesterday, today, etc. I'm really not sure how this kid got into our family. He's college educated, has a good job that supports his family well. We've been asked many times if he is adopted. I would ask myself that except he looks just like me!
Our family talks a lot and is very outgoing. Rodger talks little, thinks a lot, and is introverted. Give him a bunch of reading material, slide food under his door occasionally, and he's happy.
I know he's more outgoing to strangers because I've witnessed it. He must communicate at work or he couldn't hold a job.
At their house they only answer the phone if its convenient to them, which is seldom. It was totally frustrating trying to make contact by phone. Then an amazing thing happened and he bought an iPhone. Oh thank goodness there is a god I said. It's wonderful. Now I can communicate with him. Yesterday I had the following text 'conversation."
Me: We would like to have you, Naomi, and Caleb for dinner Friday, Saturday, or Sunday if you're interested.
Me: Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
Me: 6:00 p.m.?
I suppose it's difficult for him being a member of a family of blabbermouths but it's also difficult for us. He does not carry his end of a conversation. If you're on the phone there's long awkward pauses. He once fell asleep while talking to me.
It's better now that we all have smart phones and iPads. We can entertain ourselves with those and not have to talk to him.
Do you have anyone like this in your family or circle of friends?