Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Daddy's Girl


So, you know how you always promise you won't be jealous of your spouse? I know us, stay at home mom's sometimes have a fleeting desire to switch places with our husbands and join the work force, which really only lasts mere moments. Yet, I must admit, the one thing I am jealous of is how my sweet Anna, whom I have fed, rocked, bathed, cuddled, stressed over and been her only companion most days, says 'Daddy' nonstop when Aaron is around and somehow mommy, mama, and mom have dropped from her vocabulary lately. Last Friday when Aaron got home Anna ran to the door (or toddled real fast) to say "Hi Daddy" and pat his legs as she repeated "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!" Now I know this show of affection is adorable. In fact I am so glad that she idolizes Aaron. I love how she kisses his cheek and makes a big deal of saying 'bye-bye' to him as he goes to work. Who doesn't like seeing the man they love turning into mush instantly when he hears his little girl's voice? Yet, tell me this, why has mama been forgotten? She says baby, and blanky, bro-bro, no (that is new today), fish,nana(which can mean Anna or banana), ball, book, yea, popcorn...but no mama. The only theory I have is that she sees me as just an extension of herself. Sometimes I feel that she is just this twenty-two pound growth on my hip. I guess I should feel lucky that our bond is so strong there is no need for names, we just are us.

4 comments:

The Nydegger Family said...

I hear you. I've been working with luke to say mama and it is just not happening.

The Nydegger Family said...

thats so funny, i was just seeing if the link from the family website to you blog worked and I saw you had a new post so I read it and wanted to comment , so i'm commenting from the family site. I sure hope everyone will use it. Have you looked at it yet???

Guhn said...
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StrykerLOVE said...

sophie is the same way! she ALWAYS runs yelling daddy, daddy, yea yea to see him and No No No at me most of the day. :-(