Monday, October 10, 2005

He said "Momma"!

Yesterday Kellan pulled a framed wedding photo off of Nic's night stand. I was making the bed when I suddenly heard, "Daddy, Momma. Daddy, Momma". He was looking at the photo and pointing to each of us in turn. AND HE WAS SAYING "MOMMA"!!! For those of you who don't know, he has been calling me "That" since he could first speak and he finds the game of not calling me "Momma" to be absolutely hilarious (see post). Previously, if I showed him my photo, he would laugh and exclaim, "Puppo!" (puppy). Yesterday I started taking him around the house to look at photos and he referred to me as "Momma" in every one. I love the way that it sounds. "Momma". It is so beautiful and sweet coming from his lips. A deep and full sound. A sound that I had not yet heard. I love it so much. Is it odd to say that it makes me feel even closer to him (if that is possible)? Over lunch today he pointed at Nic and said "Daddy", then at me and said "Momma", twice. He has yet to actually call me "Momma" personally, but it can't be far off now.

2 comments:

betty said...

How special! The kids are started calling me "momma" first, then they kind of either called me "momma" or "mommy", and now I've noticed my 7-year old beginning to call me just the more simple "mom" more often than "mommy". Somehow I'm going to miss the days when she doesn't call me "mommy" anymore.

Nicola said...

Yes, I love "Momma". I love the way that it sounds. Much nicer than "Mommy" even though that's what I've always referred to myself as. I don't know if my switching to "Momma" will reinforce keeping it that way, but I'll try because I sure do love it. And I imagine that becoming "Mom" must be a big change. She's growing up! But you'll miss "Mommy"...