#ThingsKidsSay: Ruining Reputations

Over the past year or so, I’ve noticed Little Man making the transition from calling me “Mommy” to calling me “Mom.” At first he started calling me “Mom” in front of other kids and called me “Mommy” in private, but now it’s mostly “Mom,” unless he wants something. He’s nine now, so it’s about that time, I suppose.

Yesterday I showed Little Man a draft of a doodle post that I’m working on. It shows him doing something when he was younger, and in the picture, it shows him addressing me as “Mommy,” since that is what he called me then. Accuracy and all. This, I’ve found out, is problematic for me tween-to-be.

Those hobbit-sized feet are also accurate.

That’s me — the ruiner of reputations. Maybe that will be printed on my gravestone. I wonder how much longer I’ll be able to refer to him as “Little Man” before I’m accused of ruining his street creed.

What have your kids said to make you chuckle lately?

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Iā€™m a SAHM to two kids. When Iā€™m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

21 thoughts on “#ThingsKidsSay: Ruining Reputations”

  1. This is different with girls. ā¤ *she boasts*
    I get to be called Mama and Mommy foreverrr! But, "My mom" is how they describe me to others. After the movie Home, I make fun of them about it too. "Yesss, ask Mimom for something after referring to her as Mimom. Go ahead!" šŸ˜›
    The other thing — generalizing, of course, but they'll hold your hand in public foreverrr, too. Bless em. ā¤

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    1. “Mimom” haha! Baby Girl calls me “Mom” about half the time (thanks, Little Man) and has started calling me “Mother,” too. I don’t know where the hell “Mother” comes from, but she thinks it’s hilarious.

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  2. Poor LM, his rep destroyed and not yet a teen šŸ˜¦

    Sounds like BG has been watching too much Downton Abbey or similar posh English TV. Be sure to let us know if she ever says something like “I say, Mother, what-ho, jolly good show.” šŸ™‚

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    1. She *does* speak in a British accent at times, thanks to Peppa Pig. (But I haven’t heard Peppa say “mother,” so I’m still unsure where that came from.) It’s hilarious when she switches over from her typical country Southern accent to the British.

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  3. My daughter hasn’t said anything lately that’s made me laugh or even chuckle. She’s an angry 10 year old right now and it’s only going to get worse. I remember, fondly, the day she told me she wanted a pet pig (she was about 5 or so) and I asked her why. She told me, with a straight face, “They poop bacon and you like bacon, so we should get a pig.” After having typed that, I know I’ve said it before, it still has the same impact now as it did 4 or 5 years ago šŸ™‚

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    1. Hahahaha! If that’s how it worked, I’d sign up for a pet pig in a minute.

      This age, though. Little Man is 9 and while he is often good natured, some of that moodiness, snapping, etc. has been crazy.

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    1. Way too soon! Haha šŸ˜€ My son told me a variation of that yesterday as well, only it didn’t go over as well since he was in trouble. He rolled his eyes when I finished lecturing him, I asked him what the problem was, and he said, “Well, you’ve been talking for *two minutes* straight.” :-0


      1. Holy cow! I’m sure those days are coming for us soon … only too soon … It’s funny when it happens, too, so you’re trying not to smile or laugh …. just playing it cool and continuing with parent mode!


  4. Erika šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚. Wow! I think I dread the transition from mommy to mom even though it’s coming šŸ¤”. My little guy is turning 8 this month. Just watching and waiting for that mom blust šŸ˜

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