Mom’s The Word

30 Nov

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  :D *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.

Sairah: Mooooom

Not-So-Crazy-Mom-Anymore: Sairaaaaah

Sairah: Moooooooom

Not-So-Crazy-Mom-Anymore: Sairaaaaah

Sairah: Mooooom

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*

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16 Responses to “Mom’s The Word”

  1. joanne 30. Nov, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    don’t be upset, usually babies will pronounce the ‘daddy’ first, then only ‘mommy’. But, they’ll call & cling to “mommy” for the rest of their lives afterwards :D


    • TheMissusBlogs 30. Nov, 2011 at 10:02 am #

      Haha yea that’s true. It used to be daddy alot, but now it’s mom so I’m very happy. And you’re right, I look forward to the calls and clinging for the rest of my live, hehe :)

  2. elainegan 30. Nov, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    wohoo on her “mom” milestone! Every mother’s joyous moment :)

    • TheMissusBlogs 30. Nov, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

      Wohooo yes it is and I bet you can’t wait for yours :) It’s the cutest thing ever!

  3. Just Me, The Mrs 30. Nov, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Yayyyy!!! Sairah has spoken the magical word! mommmyyy!!!
    I’m so happy for you babe!

    • TheMissusBlogs 30. Nov, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

      Thanks! Magical indeed, life is good again, lol :)

  4. D 30. Nov, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    Bet she sounds cute calling u Mom! I really think sometimes they mock us, they understand but they just bully the mum!
    My boy called “pappeh” first which i believe was for Papa. Then he said Mama and i wasnt sure if it was for me, or for Mammam! (food) :-) So hubby taught him “mummy” which I thot was too hard for him. But one day he said “mama” when he saw me and the very next day he said “Mummmmy”! Later on he said “papa” correctly… So which did he say first? I myself not sure. But he says “Mummmmmmy” forcefully (like he owns me!) and the “papaaa” is said so sweetly and in a manja tone…..
    Should post video of Sairah and “not-so-crazy-mom-anymore” exchanging those words :-)

    • TheMissusBlogs 02. Dec, 2011 at 10:05 am #

      Yes she does, her voice is super girly! I actually took a video yesterday so will try to upload when I can. LOL oh yes they love to mock for sure. Sairah can be quite lansi sometimes too, hehe.

      CLASSIC – previously I used to mistake her mammam for mama too so sometimes I terperasaan that she was calling me but slowly realized her food was more important. Which is why I prefer her to call me mom coz I won’t get confused.

      Hahaha so it’s true la then, babies usually call for their fathers first. Well at least they’re calling out to us even though it’s once in a while or forcefully.

  5. Az 01. Dec, 2011 at 5:37 am #


    You know… when Mick cari I.. he’ll shout ‘MAMA?!!!?!!!’ ‘MAMA?!!!!!’ very the gangster one. Siap jerit jerit. Hahaha..

    • TheMissusBlogs 02. Dec, 2011 at 10:05 am #

      LOL sooo cute, like gangster eh. I wanna see a video of that!

  6. Deepa 01. Dec, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    Hi Shan…congrats…Vihaan still doesnt call me ‘amma’ :-( he only calls out ‘amma’ when he is crying…not sure if he means to call me…but its weird…just like u were talking bout Sairah…he says ‘Pappa’ all the time…hmph makes me so geram :-/ Anyways ive resorted to teaching him my name instead now…so he calls out ‘Beepa’ everytime…occasionally i too go mad once again teaching him to say ‘Amma’ over and over again…haha

    • TheMissusBlogs 02. Dec, 2011 at 10:07 am #

      Thanks Beepa, hehehehe, too cute!! Dont worry, I think it just takes time. He will call you Amma soon. And look on the bright side, at least he wants you when he needs comforting. Calling out to their dads seem like the crowd favorite, maybe coz it’s an easier word to pronounce? LOL it reminds me of Bart Simpson calling his dad homer, too cute.

  7. Angel 02. Dec, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    LOL. I was laughing out loud here- as usual. But it was really good. I was feeling tired and lousy today. First with Maxis calling me and later with news my grandmother really ill. My whole morning was nasty. Of course a glass of hot chocolate helps but nothing beats your post.

    I am so happy for you. Don’t need to be crazy. She will definitely cling to you :o). I promise to buy you a bottle of my favourite drink when I balik.

    • TheMissusBlogs 02. Dec, 2011 at 10:09 am #

      Glad we entertained you :) OOOH what’s wrong with your grandma? Hope she is okay, I’m sure she misses you alot. Nothing like a hot glass of choc :)

      Hahaha yea she’s like a koala bear but geram la that she always call her daddie and not me but now I can rub it to his face too coz she calls me mom more :p

      YAY I look forward to that drink then!

  8. Fieran 02. Dec, 2011 at 9:46 pm #


    I once had a lecturer who told us how her son looked for his Dad everytime – for eating, for playing, etc. but only came to her for sleeping and if he was upset and needed comforting.

    It’s kind of cute though how kids identify parents for certain roles.

    • TheMissusBlogs 05. Dec, 2011 at 12:59 pm #


      LOL yea I think in general kids look for their mom for comforting. And sleeping too – coz my hubby can never put Sairah to bed :)

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