Tuesday, April 8, 2008
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.