can you see your mommis, baby, standing in the shadow?
i don't think it's awesome that my daughter can say "mommy." that's to be expected. i mean, she's 17 months old now. what i do think is awesome is that she calls out for MOOOOOMMMMMMYY, as if searching for a lost pet, even when mommy is sitting 2 feet away. we'll all be sitting on the divan, kicking it old school style in our antechamber, when all of a sudden the child, out of nowhere, will start going MOOOMMMYY!!!! of course, mommy will respond: "yes, sweetie? i'm right here." the kid will look at mommy and then the kid will blink. and then the kid will go MOOOOMMMMYYY, appealing to some higher unseen authority. mrs nice guy, patiently, will say "yes, darling. i am still right here." unconvinced, the child will begin anew, this time trying a new strategy. she chants: mommy mommy? mommymommymommy. mommis? mama. mommy. mommis mommissssss? at this point, there's nothing we can do but let her work it out for herself. still, it's awesome. at the very least, i am grateful to her for the introduction of "mommis" into the parenting lexicon.
anyway. mommy, it seems, isn't always mommy enough for baby, even though mommy is mommy enough for me ... as mommy reminds me every other night with whips, restraints and egg beaters.
sorry, am i oversharing now?