It’s happening already?


I’m realizing my baby is growing up. Way. Too. Quickly.

First pigtails? Check. (See above…that was really the only picture I got.)
First black eye? Check.
Talking in 8 word sentences? Check. (She’s added on, now it’s “That’s not nice to say no to me.”)

But, this, I cannot handle.

She has taken to calling me “mom.”

“Mom, I need more milk.” “I need to scoot up, mom.”

Every time she does it, I have to correct her.

“No, sweetie, I’m mommy.”

Later, I quiz her as I point to myself. “Who is this?”

“That is mommy.”

Whew, she got it right. Yesterday.


I’m “mom” again. And it makes me sad. I shouldn’t be “mom” for at least another 20 years, right?

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  1. That is so funny! Emma went through a phase about a year ago where she referred to us mostly as mom and dad. Now, its back to mommy and daddy. 😉

  2. At least she doesn’t call you by your first name, apparently my husband started calling his parents by their first name a long time ago!! I’m hoping to be Mama for a little while! 🙂

  3. Landon calls me Mama most of the time! He goes through phases where he says mom, but for the most part its Mama.
    She is just too cute in her pigtails!!
    I entered the contest too (big surprise right?!?!) I had just started getting together some ideas for a new blog, so maybe this will be my time to win!! haha

  4. I don’t really ever remember calling my mom “mommy”, but that’s just me. I could see how it would be sad…

  5. I kinda know how you feel – Karys is starting to call me Rachel instead of Ro-Ro, and it makes me sad!! Rachel is too grown up for her!! I’m not ready for it, so I can only imagine if it were my child!!

  6. Carter calls me all the variations: Mommy, Mama, Mom depending on what he wants from me or how he is feeling. I really don’t like it when he uses “Mom.” It just makes him sound so grown up!

  7. Aw, I remember that pain. But, she is so adorable in those pigtails:)

  8. Awe…I know, they grow up so fast! Love the pigtails! And I’m ‘mom’ all the time to my two oldest!

  9. Seriously! How do we make these children stop growing up!!! I have been mom for a while. Libby started saying that around age 2. At least one of my babies still calls me mommy!

  10. Hi, I found your blog through The Daily Grind and have been (Oprah voice) LOVING IT.

    Isn’t it nuts how fast the time goes?! I long for the days when my son was just a smiley, round baby It’s still catches me off guard when he uses full paragraphs.

    Fortunately, I get another go at it with Baby #2

  11. BG called us mom and dad for a year before she started calling us mommy and daddy. She cracked us up. Now I think she just says mommy and daddy because it is an easier word to whine with, lol!

  12. It’s the beginning of the end, mom.

    Just kidding! She’ll probably switch back to mommy soon.


  13. I’m sure it will go back and forth for a while. As soon as she gets an owwie or needs something you’ll be mommy again. At least that is how it is with my boys. 😉

  14. Oh that was one of the sadest days for me when Cade started saying mom. You want to know what is worse? He now calls me KRISTEN!!! LOrd have mercy help me! I have actually refused to answer him unless he says some form of Mom. And I have asked Chet to start calling me Mama just to have an extra influence around the house! 🙂

    Hang in there, and hope you aren’t called Krystyn any time soon!

  15. RachelAnn says:

    Don’t take it took hard, my niece would cry for mooooommmmmm when she was like 2.

  16. Matthew has been calling me Mom for months now. I think it started just after he turned 1 year old. It’s hilarious. He realized this was more effective than crying in his crib when he wakes up. I like when he says momma better, but i seriously crack up every time he says mom.

  17. Sparkette says:

    Mine are 9 and 5 and sometimes I wish they would call me mom. Instead of the moooooommmmmyyyyyyyyy!!!! 🙂 But I will tell you that I do love hearing mommy more then hearing “mom”. I don’t even call my mom, mom. I call her “mama” 🙂

  18. Punky has been doing this to me, too!!! AAAAAHHHH!!!! Mostly I’m Mommy, but occasionally she’ll say, “Hey, Mom!”

  19. I dont think I ever called my mom mommy…hmm…. its great when they get older because then you guys can be best friends. My mom and I are best friends and I love it!

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  20. MamaGeek @ Works For Us says:

    I TOTALLY know how you feel. WHERE DOES that time go? So little yet so big!

  21. Oh no…Mom already?! 🙂 I’m all about being “mommy” too…hopefully she’ll decide “Mommy” is cooler and we can be Mommies together for another 20 years or so. 😉

  22. Smart A$$ Mom says:

    At least she didn’t say ‘I need to scoot up, Krystyn!’

  23. Stop growing up so fast! You’re scaring your MOMMY! 🙂

  24. oh the cuteness!!

    here’s hoping today is a ‘mommy’ day!

  25. Karys is doing the same thing. I didn’t even want Mommy. I wanted Momma. They grow up too fast!

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