Mama

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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5 Comments

  1. And there’s even a difference between “mama” with the stress on the first syllable from “mama” with the stress on the second syllable. So, are you the first (maalaga si mama) or the second “mama” (mayaman si mama). 🙂

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  2. @ Abaniko : Wish ko lang maging the second “mama” hehe!

    @ Kneeko : Hindi, he calls me Mahal. But I told him to call me “mama” from now on kais baka tawagin din ako ng anak naming “mahal” haha!

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  3. my five year old son calls me “mama” as well…music to my ears talaga!…u have a very cute baby girl, hopefully I could have a baby girl din in the future…

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