MOM. Or Mum.
A simple word out of a child’s mouth that can melt any woman’s heart.
Except my little one uttered those words about 2.5 weeks ago @ 13 months and have been doing so every since *does the happy dance*
Before this it has always been daddie daddie daddie and I admit, it used to annoy the crap out of me coz I was the one who would wake up at night to put her back to sleep when she cries, I’m the one who she insist carries her when she refuses to sit in her stroller when we’re out at the mall, I’m the one she wants to hold when she wants some comforting while rejecting her daddy, yet she would call out to her old man from time to time. He would rub it in sometimes. Of course he did. Men are real dicks sometimes.
I’d sit her down on the bed and teach her to call me mom ‘mom mom mom……….mommie mommie mommie’ I would go on like a freakin mad woman broken record. This would go on for a few minutes because I believed the more I drilled those glorious words into her tiny head she would eventually say it out loud and all will be good in my world. 5 minutes usually goes by and God knows I would have uttered those words like a hundred times and you know what she would say?
“BABY”!!!!!! and then proceed to giggle away!!
Mad mother: Can you say Momm……mommieee, mooooooom
Sairah: Baby!! Baby!!
Yes, even that child mocked me so much that I was starting to think father-daughter were ganging up against me on purpose.
And it didn’t help that some people were so proud with the fact that my child was calling out for her father instead of me and even asked me several times why doesn’t she call me mom.
Honestly how do I even answer that??!
Naturally I said it’s because we always teach her at home to call Daddie, it’s always where’s daddie, ask daddie and she picked it up. As a mom, I’m always in front of her face, so all she needs to do is cry a little and I’m there next to her.
But now, it’s mom mom mom mom who’s-daddy mom mom mom, daddy-who mom mom mom to the point of it being over-whelming.
Yes and that can go on for a cool 5 minutes.
And she sounds the CUTEST when she’s calling out for me. No words can describe the feeling!!
Screw what people have to say. Who cares if I wasn’t the first parent she called out for. Who damn cares. I”m enjoying every second of this.
This is the best feeling ever.
*does the happy happy happyyyy dance again*