Anyhow, are you familiar with this children's book?
I had not heard of it until recently. It was written by Julia Cook in 2005 and I think it's a must have for every preschool and elementary teacher out there. It's a perfectly adorable story that will open a fantastic opportunity for discussing the age old problem of interrupting. As a frequent interrupter myself it was good for me to be reminded. Sadly, I am one of those people who seems to always be able to connect a story of my own to the story you are in the middle of telling! You would think I would have figured it out by now...but alas...no.
Anyhow, I can quite relate to little Louis and his struggle with his "important words". Guess I'll keep working on it.
FYI...in addition to being a great book for helping to establish classroom boundaries it is also a great jumping off spot for teaching metaphors! Really what's not to love about this metaphoric title????