Monday, July 22, 2013


It's a bittersweet day when your children start calling you 'Mum' instead of 'Mama' or 'Mummy'.  Both my older two now tend towards 'Mum', though I do get the odd 'Mummy', mostly from Freyja.

What I was not prepared for was my not-even-two-year old to start calling me 'Mum'.  Really.  His adorable, heartmelting 'Mama' has been abandoned in favour of barking 'Mum' at me just like his older siblings do.

I'm hoping that the next few day's, with his brother and sister away with their grandparents, will restore my rightful place, as the mother of a toddler, to 'Mama' once again. 


Blogger Louise Hunter said...

Hi, I've just found your blog via PinkCatJo and your posts have had me chuckling and ahhing in equal measure. We also have three children, now 14, 19 and 20 and your stories evoke so many memories of when they were little. The sports days, dodgy haircuts, special words, made up games - where did the time go?
I stopped being Mummy way too soon and became not Mum but Mam, the local term. It took some getting used to but it's better than "Oh Mother!" lol!!

11:10 pm  
Blogger Alex Andronov said...

Nina has just started to make the change. We were very firmly Mummy and Daddy and last weekend I was reduced to Dad and Katherine to Mamma.

Takes some getting used to. In abstract (like when she looks at us in a photo) she still uses the old names, but now when calling she seems to favour the new. It's oddly unsettling.

2:09 pm  
Blogger Rowan said...

I've been Mum for ages. I hate it. I've reluctantly started referring to myself as Mum instead of Mummy. Ho hum :(

7:46 am  

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