Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The meaning of me

Tess says "Momma". Aren't you impressed? She's a genius, we're quite sure.

Of course, she doesn't seem to really know what "Momma" means. Momma is not her name for me...Momma is a plaintive wail of need...it comes when she is hungry, or sick of her carseat, or bored and wants to be picked up. Typically she will start to fuss a bit, and if that doesn't bring quick results, she'll start to call,,,"ma ma, ma ma" slowly and purposefully.

She never says it when she's happy,,,only when she has a need to be filled. For her, "Ma ma" is a word that fixes what's wrong.

Maybe she knows the meaning after all.


mysteryhistorymom said...

SO sweet, Mel! I can't wait to hear Tess say "Ma Ma!:) She knows what it means.:) Lori

Erin said...

Aw, how sweet! She knows who will fix her problems for her!

Terimisu said...

That is so adorable!

Beck said...

That made me tear up a bit - my kids always call for Mama when they are scared or sick, too.