Devious little hartedief

I dunno about the other mommies out there with toddlers but I feel used… Thomas (22 months) ONLY ever calls me Mama:

1) At night when he wakes up and needs a cuddle

2) When he really needs me – like to give him juice or an apple or something that Dad has refused to give him

3) When he’s been a brat and I ignore him a little.

The rest of the time, I’m Daddy or “ee ee ee”. Now I’ve put a fair bit of time, love and energy into this relationship and he still calls me Daddy? How does this work. He knows who I am… he knows what to call me when he really needs me and wants to butter me up, so why can I not be Mama ALL the time? It’s a bit like your current squeeze calling out the name of his ex in the throes of passion — SO NOT ON!

Another thing is kisses… He’s like a cat – love and affection on my terms, when I feel like dishing it out. My fave refrain is: “Kiss your Mama! – NO (with giggle), Kiss your Mama! – NO (with more giggles), Kiss your MAMA! – NO (with full blown belly laugh!). Daddy gets kisses whenever and wherever… I suppose the fact that I only spent 3 months at home with him and Daddy spent 18 months at home with him has something to do with it, hey? Blast… I’m so not doing the Superwoman/mommy thing next time around. But with my sort of luck, I’ll probably spend the first FIVE years with the child and it will still say Daddy first! Can’t win.

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34 thoughts on “Devious little hartedief

  1. danile

    Same thing with Babycakes! She still calls me daddy and once in a blue moon when she is really sad I will be called mama.

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  2. danile

    Same thing with Babycakes! She still calls me daddy and once in a blue moon when she is really sad I will be called mama.

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  3. rebeccav

    LOL! I got a ‘mama’ before a ‘dada’ this time round! Must be 2nd child syndrome 😀 But T can be sitting next to Daddy on his bed, and still come ask Mommy for juice – when I’m on the loo. Hello?

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  4. rebeccav

    LOL! I got a ‘mama’ before a ‘dada’ this time round! Must be 2nd child syndrome 😀 But T can be sitting next to Daddy on his bed, and still come ask Mommy for juice – when I’m on the loo. Hello?

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  5. bronwyntivers

    You are sooo not alone!! My son Connor (25 months) also only calls me Mommy on certain occassions (few and far between) and it also normally coincides with an injury. He’s also good at calling me Daddy but I blame Hubby for that – I tell him if no one else ever calls me Mom or Mommy how is he supposed to know to LOL

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  6. bronwyntivers

    You are sooo not alone!! My son Connor (25 months) also only calls me Mommy on certain occassions (few and far between) and it also normally coincides with an injury. He’s also good at calling me Daddy but I blame Hubby for that – I tell him if no one else ever calls me Mom or Mommy how is he supposed to know to LOL

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  7. rochelle.barrish

    OMW – That is so true. My husband mentioned it once and apologised for not saying Mama or Mommy more… I Daddy Daddy all day long and that’s why Daddy rolls off the tongue so easily!

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  8. rochelle.barrish

    OMW – That is so true. My husband mentioned it once and apologised for not saying Mama or Mommy more… I Daddy Daddy all day long and that’s why Daddy rolls off the tongue so easily!

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  9. ludditelass

    Baby K’s one and only word is Dada. I’ve tried endless hours of coaching to get him to say Mama but he just grins his little toothy grin and says Dada or something that sounds very like bum!

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  10. ludditelass

    Baby K’s one and only word is Dada. I’ve tried endless hours of coaching to get him to say Mama but he just grins his little toothy grin and says Dada or something that sounds very like bum!

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