Can you please repeat that?

Do you ever have one of those days where it feels like you’re repeating yourself every time you open your mouth? Not like deja vu. More like nobody heard you the first time around. One of my pet peeves is repeating myself, so as karma would have it, I spend a not-insignificant amount of my time saying the same things over and over… over and over. So that made me think about repetition in poetry and children’s stories. It can be incredibly effective to use repetition as a storytelling device. Some of my favourite children’s stories make use of repetition, like every Robert Munsch book. But if you transfer those same principles to everyday conversations, no thank you. Seriously, no. Thank you. But I did just have this thought, do you ever have one of those days where it feels like you’re repeating yourself every time you open your mouth?