I’ve been dreading this day since the moment I got pregnant.
You all know that day.
When your child begins to poke you going, “Mom? Mom? Mommy? Momma?”
Eli has started.
The other day it was just poke, poke, poke and when I said, “What!” He smiled and ran away.
My first thought? “Not already!”
This incessant poking and prodding and constant momig is something all kids do. I’m not sure why they do this. Or how they learn to but if you’ve seen the episode of Family Guy when Stewie is constantly going mom, mom, momma to Louis…that look on her face? Yeah, that’s how we all look. Our eye begins to twitch, our hair is frazzled and we have that look in our eyes. o_0 <—That look.
It gets to the point of irritation rather quickly, especially when you’re trying to talk, read, or just go about life.
When is the worst time for your little cherub to begin this routine of poking, nagging and all around incessant pestering? When you’re trying to go to the bathroom. Eventually they do learn how to open doors and then stand there and stare at you while repeating mom.It makes doing your business rather difficult.
This could quite possibly be the moment I regret teaching them to talk. Even if most of their talking is just rambling for now.
You may be asking yourself, how do you get them to stop? Simple, you can’t. They will continue to do this for the rest of their lives.
It will never end. You may want to think about changing your name from mom and not telling them.
My mother did that, I never could figure out what her name was when I was a kid.