Friday, April 11, 2014


My college roommate & her husband (hi!) have two kids like us.  One time she told me that her kids said "Mom" so many times that she told them her name was now Felicia.  She would not answer them when they called mom.  I chuckled at this scenario because this did not happen with our two kiddos.

Fast forward to now.  

Youngest Kiddo cannot stop saying "mom."  At least that's what I thought.  So I began to wonder if he was really calling "mom" all the time or did it just feel like it?  He doesn't understand that he does not have to address me by name when it's only the two of us in the room.  Harkening back to my data collection days as a teacher, I needed to quantify my hunch with some good old fashioned tally marks.

The data doesn't lie:
Saturday 3:00pm to 4:00pm - 21 tally marks 
Sunday 11:15am to 12:15pm - 19 tally marks
Tuesday 4:30pm to 5:30pm - 21 tally marks (includes dinner time)
Wednesday 5:10 to 6:10 - 23 tally marks (includes dinner time)

Youngest Kiddo calls "mom" almost every three minutes of the tallied intervals.  I'm changing my name to Felicia. 

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