When you’re a new parent, you can’t wait to hear your baby say your name for the first time. “Say ma-ma! Say ma-ma!” you coach. You have no idea that in a few short months, and for the rest of your life, your little Muffin will use that single word like a machine gun in her budding linguistic arsenal. She will say it so many times and mean so many different things by it, you will begin to wonder why you were jealous when she said “da-da” first.
If you’re going to survive until your child reaches adulthood, you will need this guide.
The 10 Most Common Meanings for the Word Mom
- “Ma-ma, ma-ma, ma-ma.”
Interpretation: Huh. She comes whenever I say that. Interesting…
Interpretation: Don’t ever walk out of the room again! I thought you disappeared forever!
Interpretation: I’m about to tatttttle on sommmmmeone!
- “Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom?”
FYI: I’m talking to you.
Interpretation: I’m stuck. Again.
Interpretation: Oh, the pain! Oh! I’m going to die! Can I have a cookie?
Interpretation: I can’t believe you mentioned bedwetting in front of Grandma. Again.
Interpretation: I’m out of fishy crackers. And yes, both of my arms are broken.
Interpretation: You’re hopelessly misinformed. Allow me or Dad to educate you.
Lastly, the most dreaded “mom” of all:
Interpretation: The party is so over. Keep this up and I might have to roll my eyes at you.
*This use of the word “mom” is reserved for those Special Forces known as Moms of Teenagers. Disregard if you have a son under 13 or a daughter under age 8.