I was lying in bed while Claus was dressing Olivia, so I didn't know what he chose for her to wear. Then I heard her saying, "I see an I, heart, W, O, W, W, W, U! I know my letters!" I had to laugh. That's her favorite "I (heart) Mommy" shirt.
TWO OR 22?
It's so American to shorten all names to one syllable. Now Olivia is doing it, and I'm not sure where she got it from. Is she two going on 22? Her new fad:
Kung Kung= Kungz
I hadn't yet heard her refer to me. I asked her, "What do you call Mommy?"
"Diane," she deadpanned.
FIRST NAME BASIS
There have been other times she's called me Diane. She hears other adults calling me that, and thinks it's funny to do it, too. One day, she wouldn't stop. I was tired of it and advised, "You may call me that, as long as you can also feed, clothe, bathe, and attend to yourself. Can you do that?"
She looked at me and considered the options. "Mommy," she responded.
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