Mama – a 4-letter simple word that consists of two repeated letters often referred to a mother (I made that up heehee!)

It didn’t have a meaning to me at all. Maybe because I never called my mother “mama, we call her “mommy”. There was a time when I thought, once I become a mother, I want to be called “mama”. Whenever I hear my friends or cousins call their mothers “ma”, I find it so endearing. (In Tagalog, some would say may lambing sa dulo.)

Until I was called Mama. She’s a daddy’s girl, that’s no doubt! That’s why, it felt like an achievement to me when she first said “mama” instead of “dada”.

She often says dada than mama but when she does, it’s like a music to my ears.

When we play with my celfone, she would put it near her cheeks and say “Whosh thish, mama?

When she asks for milk, she’d say “Mama, didi!

When she tries to form a bubble out of her saliva (I know it’s ewww! But she recently discovered that she can make a bubble out of her saliva hehehe!), she uses the word “mama” and burst the magic bubble hahaha!

When she wakes up and finds out no one was beside her she would call out for “mama“.

When she’s not well, she wants only “mama“.

When she sees me by the neighbor’s door, she’d come running out and scream “mama“.

All these are just like a music to my ears… A very simple word with 4 letters but…. truly rewarding.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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  1. It’s actually a race for my hubby and I, whether our own baby will say mama or dada first. Hehe! I can’t wait for my own music to start 🙂


  2. louna started saying papa months ago and just started saying maman (french version) only recently.. i was just consoling myself by telling frenchguy that she doesn’t really need to say that word because she knows that im always at her side hehe..di na nya ako kelangang tawagin.. i know, i sound defensive!


  3. @ Analyse : Some says if the baby is an early walker, late talker daw. Si Deye kasi mas nauna ang magdaldal kesa maglakad ng maayos. Nakapaglakad sya ng walang dapa when she was already 1 yr and 2 months.


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