What did you call your mother? Was she Mum, Mommy, Momma (Mama), Mom, Momsky, Mother, Ma…?
When I first learned I was pregnant, I very naturally started thinking of myself as “mommy,” even though I call my mother Ma. Imagine Bea Arthur’s character, Dorothy, in The Golden Girls calling Sophia (Estelle Getty) Ma. I loved that show! But I digress…
With Josh, I started as Mama, then I became Mommy. Occasionally he calls me Mom (as in But, MOM!). Zoë has always called me Mommy, but somehow lately I’ve become Mama. It’s Mama this, Mama that. I don’t know how that came about, but I’m loving the sound of it.
The innocence of Why, Mama? What this mean, Mama?
The sweetness of I love you, Mama; Sit with me, Mama.
The irresistibility of Please, Mama. Pretty please?
Just tugs at my heartstrings.
What do your children call you?