Thursday, June 7, 2012

Losing a Syllable: Bittersweet

Daddy has become Dad. Mama has become Mom. Michael articulates the single syllable distinctly and with a flavor of satisfaction. It feels right. He turned 4 1/2 a couple of weeks ago and I didn't even notice the half-year anniversary. He's getting older and more mature right on schedule. Somehow, I simultaneously enjoy hearing him call us by slightly more mature labels and feel a little twinge of sadness for the extra syllable I lost. I loved "Mama". At least I get to hold on to it a little while longer with Ava.


  1. My 3 1/4 year old JUST started calling us Mommy and Daddy. Very excited for the extra syllables....There was a time when I doubted I would ever here Mommy :-)

    1. That is a very good point and thank you for reminding me. I remember clearly when Ava first started calling us Mama and Daddy. It was such a relief and a wonder.


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