Confessions of a BadAssMama - Don't Say My Name

I have a love/hate relationship with the word "Mommy."

Let me explain.

From the moment the stick turns blue, it's the thing we all dream of - the first time our little bundle of joy will utter the words that make our hearts melt. Then, before you know it, they're four years old and you hear the word "Mommy" over 137 times in roughly 20 minutes. Usually accompanied by a request. Or demand. In a whiny tone. Often at the top of their lungs.

Don't get me wrong. There is nothing sweeter than the sound of the words, "Mommy, I love you."Particularly at the end of a really bad day (either work or kid related). Problem is, for as many soul melting Mommy moments like these, there are SO MANY MORE episodes of incessant repetition of "Mommy? Mommy! MOMMY!!!!"

Most often between the hours of 6 and 8pm.

Or around naptime.

Particularly when trying to stretch out the bedtime routine for as long as possible.

I think I'll ask the kids to call me George. Somehow, hearing the name "GEORGE!" over, and over, and over might be less frustrating. I'd probably forget that they were talking to me and find it hilarious that they keep screaming shit at their new imaginary friend.

Or maybe I'll just buy some earplugs....

Anonymous said...

I can't stand it either, as I have a 5 year old. My own mother has five kids. She tuned out the word "Mom" long ago. If I really want her attention, I call her by her first name.

Keesha said...

The word can often bring my shoulders up to say, my ungroomed eyebrows, as well. The worst however, is when my son says, "Mommy" (after I have undergone 5 attempts to close the door behind me at bedtime), and I begin muttering and stomping my feet only to have him say, "Mommy, I love you," or "let me give you a hug." Manipulative? Probably so, but it gets me every time.

Debbie Morgan said...

Mine are now 14, 16 and 25.
I would do anything to have the house filled with "mommy" all day long.
Now, all I hear is "Maaaaaaaaaa" and "I need money"
Your post made me smile :) Thank you!

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