What about Mama?

March 13, 2009

So we think that today my 10-month-old son said “Pai” (what his father will be called).  And, more importantly, he said it in such a way as to lead us to believe that he was saying it to and about my husband.  I am very excited both because it is exciting for my son to have his second word (the first was, of course, “Kitty”)  and because it is awesome to see him recognizing his dad like that.  But it also stings just a tad.  Of course I know he loves me and needs me, etc., etc.  But it does leave one feeling a bit peripheral, especially as I just finished the weaning process… True, the I get extra glass of wine here and there is really, really nice but where’s the “Mama”???

Ah, well.  I guess I will just add it to my repertoire of things to guilt-trip him about when he is being a pain-in-the-ass teenager…

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One Response to “What about Mama?”

  1. Madeleine's Mama Says:

    Oh, believe me, you’ll hear it plenty. Don’t get me wrong, I love it– but at 6:30 am when I hear “mama coming, mama coming” from M’s room, I think, “oh, couldn’t it be someone else’s turn to be Mama today?” But it’s a real heart-melter, all the same.


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