Eloquent kit & Treasure Hunt Mini leaf element from SweetDigi Scraps
HoldEmUps from Tara Dunstan
Doodle Me Big doodles from Mikkel Paige Original
Alpha matching RAIC from Amy Sumrall
Elegant word art (love heart could hold) from Bethany
…well, except it’s not exactly “Mommy” that he calls me. 😛
Ethan only started calling “Daddy” really clearly a few weeks before we left Penang for the United States. I remember it happened one evening when we were all resting and playing in the living room and I prompted him to go call Daddy. And he said ever so clearly, “Daddy!” And then that same night, when I was about to give him a shower, Ethan wanted “Daddy!” too.
Ah yes. It was and still is a magical word that will open many doors for Ethan.
But while his “Daddy” was loud and clear, he remained tight-lipped when we asked him to call “Mommy”. He did call me a few times but it was inconsistent. By and by, he started calling me *something* that sounded like Mommy but was not. And this was very consistent.
He calls me… “Martee“.
Yeah. I think it’s because he links it from “Daddy” (“Da-dee”) and then maybe he thinks it’s “Mar-tee” or “Ma-dee”…you know, just by changing the first syllable and maintaining the last one?
Anyway, it’s kinda embarrassing sometimes because Ethan calls a banana “Martee” too, and sometimes even Barney “Martee”. Well, in a most unqiuely endearing kind of way, Ethan addresses me as “Martee”, his way of calling me “Mommy”… albeit differently, but I am certain, filled with love and sweetness in every way.