Momma.
January 25, 2011

She was walking along on a raised curb that surrounded a garden bed, holding my hand, the first time she said it.  Maw-maw.  Momma.  Me.  And then she was off.  She let go of my fingers and she trotted down the curb on her own.  She climbed off at the end and looked back at me.  Maw-maw, she called, waiting for me to grab her hand and start at the beginning with her.  Momma.

That’s right, I told her.  I’m Momma.  I gave her a big kiss.  Mommas are for baby loving, I said.

Ever since then, Mommas have been for all sorts of things.

For banana keeping.  For booger snatching.  For naptime snuggling.  For orange peeling.  For book reading.  For bubble blowing.  For poop flushing.  For milk giving.  For fort building.  For paint playing.  For crazy dancing.  For lion roaring.  For boo-boo kissing.  For hair combing.  For silliness making.  For head bonking.  For window gazing.  For outside going.  For toy holding.  For picnic bringing.  For dog walking.

She was looking up at me the latest time she said it.  Standing on my feet, pointing to her water cup, asking me for more, Maw-maw.  I stooped down, handed her the cup, gave her a kiss.  That’s right, I whispered as I ruffled her hair.  I’m Momma.  Mommas are for water delivering.

But they’re for baby loving most of all.


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  1. By on January 25, 2011

    Awwww! Very sweet. Don’t forget the elephant trumpetting. Mamas are for elephant trumpetting… oh… and cheese giving.

  2. By Courtney L @ Bundle of Wonder on January 25, 2011

    So cute and so true!  Right now Harper is saying “ma-ma” for any kind of food or drink that she wants!  Especially boobs LOL :0)  Mommas are for everything!

  3. By kbreints on January 25, 2011

    Such a great post. Love this.

  4. By Cynthia A on January 25, 2011

    Awww, I remember the first time Bailey said “Mawma”, it melted my heart to pieces, and you know, it still does each day.  LOVE <3

  5. By lisa on January 26, 2011

    awww i love this.  i love doing momma things.


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