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Sunday, February 1, 2009

He Knows Our Names.

"Mom."

H yells from his bedroom.

There is a pause and then...

"Mama."

It is bedtime. Or beyond bedtime. He's had his book, his prayer, his song. But can't let the night go without just one more request. We try to ignore the voice trying to grab our attention. J is in the living room with T and M, and I am putting E to bed.

"Samara..." H finally yells loud enough for everyone in a three block radius to hear.

That inevitable moment where your child figures out that you actually have a name and they decide to use it has happened.

I hear J walk down the hall to H's doorway.

"Your mom is putting E to bed. But it's Mama to you. You don't call Mama, Samara. You call her mom, do you understand?"

There is a moment of silence.

And then...

"Ok, Jeff."

11 Comments:

Blogger Megasue said...

Oh my gosh. I'm laughing out loud right now. That is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. Wish I could have been there to hear it in person...

February 1, 2009 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Cyndy said...

That is great! It is funny how you and H are so much alike...love the sassy humor!

February 2, 2009 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

Classic. Just classic.

February 2, 2009 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA-HA !! I'm laughing out load. What a kid.. :)

Love You
Auntie Laurie

February 2, 2009 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OPPS.. Can't spell Loud.. LOL

February 2, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Okay, I can't even begin to tell you how much I needed this laugh this morning. I'm alone at work (my men are in Vegas at a tradeshow) unless you count the sick kid who has only thrown up on my desk once (so far). This made me laugh until I almost fell off my chair. I love H!

February 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

This story completely put me over the edge. I laughed so hard, my sides hurt!

February 2, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Best thing I've heard all day!!!

February 2, 2009 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger charish said...

Could have been worse. We have had worse said here. LOL

February 2, 2009 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger The Bishops said...

Those are moments you will remember forever! SO FUNNY!!! I laughed so hard when I read this as I can totally hear H saying that!!

February 3, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger The Engelhaupt's said...

That is hilarious! I laughed out loud when I read this post! Great to hear you're doing so well Samara...or Mama...thanks for the congratulations also! :)

February 11, 2009 at 4:34 PM  

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