Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2nd Place Is The 1st Loser

Friday night Tyler did the thing that makes all the poopy diapers, all the late nights, all the screams and tears from teething, and any other hair-pulling mother-son moments I may have forgotten seem worthwhile; he said MaMa!!!! I swear my heart swelled at least 3 sizes. Actually I shrieked so loudly that Joe heard me at the neighbors... from our kitchen.

Now, I realize that the above statement sounds like Tyler is a bad kid. In fact, he's not. It's just that I've had the green eyes of envy equipped with the horns and fangs for the last several weeks. 62 days, to be exact. See, Tyler, like most kids, decided that "dada" was going to be his first word. He's been "dadadadadada"ing everything in sight since that fateful day in March. Da has now warped into "dat" when he points at something, wanting it's name, it's function, it's color, or any other bit of knowledge you want to impart. All this, before he graced me with my (well-deserving) "mama" recognition. Can you blame me for my jealousy?

Yesterday, Tyler attempted crawling up my leg while saying "mum mum ma". Awh. He wanted me. He needed me. He wanted me to pick him up. How could I deny that? I couldn't. I HAD to stop fixing his lunch and pick him up, just so I could bathe in that one glorious moment.

I'm not stupid. At some point I know I will long for the silence before Tyler's first mama, ala Stewie and Lois, but for now, I'm loving every single "mama" I get.


Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

I love that video clip from Family Guy.

Anyway, I wanted to vouch for what Sarah said. I was talking to our neighbors when I heard a shriek/scream. The neighbors heard it too, obviously. I had to go back afterward and tell them why the Earth may have just shaken.

And good luck to us on ever getting him to be quiet again.

Colleen said...

That "mama" clip from the Family Guy is my mom's ringtone on her cell when my brother calls her...hilarious.
Congrats, Sarah!

Erin said...

How exciting!! Congratulations on your first "mama". I'm not a mom yet, but I could only imagine how awesome it must feel to be what HE wants (since you've probably wanted him for so long)


Sarah @ said...

What a sweet moment =) I'm currently pregnant with our first, so I know I have so many months to go before I get to hear that word, but I can't wait. I'm glad you have such a beautiful memory of your son's first call for you!

Joanna said...

That is so awesome! Dalton said Mama and then started saying only dada again. He only says mama when he really wants something.

You know, they say if your little one says Dada first, that means a boy is next. Girl if they say Mama.