Stream of Consciousness Sunday: What did you just call me?


BiP is getting the hang of this language thing … she’s talking more and more which is great fun.

She’s started called Daddy “Papa” or rather “Daddy, Papa” which is a combination of the English and French.

I was “Maman” for a while which I didn’t like, I wanted to be “Mummy” – recently I hear “Mummy, mummy, mummy?” all day, all the time, whether she wants me or not, it’s like automatic noise for BiP!

BUT over the last few days she’ll get frustrated if I don’t respond to her 15 “Mummys” and start calling “Amy!”

“What did you just call me?” I ask

“Amy” followed with a killer smile.

“Umm, yes that’s my name but I’m Mummy” I calmly explain

“<insert incoherant babble> Amy! Amy! Mummy! AAAAMMMY!”

*sigh* that worked.

I don’t know how I feel about being called by my nickname, very few people call me Amy, and it’s only those who are very close to me who do.

Part of me feels like she’ll meet another Amy one day but she’ll only ever have one Mummy …


This is my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

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247 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Sunday: What did you just call me?

  1. karen

    She’s a bright little button!! 🙂
    Matthew calls Charles “Carlie” (for Charlie, which is my nickname for him) and he doesn’t like it much, so we’re working on Daddy more! I kind of think it’s cute. What I don’t like is being called Mommy, I prefer Mummy or Mama, whereas Charles says “Mommy” because in South Africa they use that not “Mummy”.
    I really want to be known as “she who is marvelous and rules the world” but it’s a bit hard for a toddler to say, and Em and Charles just laughed when I suggested it! 😉

    1. Ameena Falchetto Post author

      Ahh thanks Karen! That’s cute that Matthew says Carlie 🙂

  2. Marta

    I would get so weirded out if my kids called me by my first name. My son’s called my husband Tim before, but mostly after spending a lot of time with people who were calling his name. And I think as a joke.

    1. Ameena Falchetto Post author

      It never happened to you?

  3. Fadra

    Evan looooooves to call me Fadra. And he knows it riles me up. It’s hard to punish him because it IS my name but I always tell him “It’s MOMMY to you.”

    1. Ameena Falchetto Post author

      🙂 yeah it’s a tough call – why does the whole world call you something else? LOL

  4. Broot

    My Girl gave calling me by my first name a go, too. Until I explained (she was 3 at the time) that she and her brother were the only ones who got to call me Mummy, so it was special. No problem after that. 😉

    1. Ameena Falchetto Post author

      🙂 Ok, there is still time! Thank you!


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