Sunday, August 31, 2008

FIRST NAME BASIS

More and more are becoming aware now that YES, my daughter Kylee calls me CHERYL. At least 50% of the time I am referred to as CHERYL not Mom. This has been going on for over a year now and I guess I've just become used to. When I stop and think about it, it is pretty crazy and I have no idea how it began or why it started but that's Kylee for you. Oh and don't worry Dad is Skylar or even Sky half the time as well. However, I"ve begun to notice it more lately as I've had others point it out more frequently. A Random laugh from someone passing in the hall at church when they hear from my little 4 year old..."Cheryl, you've gotta see this.'' or my siblings that brought it to my attention again as we were all together at the reunion and they heard it constantly. They just couldn't get enough of it and thought it was the funniest thing. I often hear from friends, "Did she really just call you Cheryl" with a chuckle in their voice and I assure them...yup we are on a first name basis apparently. When we are around people for the first time I do hesitate for a moment and wonder what they are thinking but it has become a great conversational piece at times. (ie: preschool parents) What's crazy is I don't think she has any clue that it's odd or unusual. With no hesitation at all it just comes out. I tried explaining once to her that she was the lucky one that got to call me Mom which sounded cool at the moment but it obviously didn't stick. It really doesn't bother me and I still get called Mom plenty during the day. I guess it mixes it up a little bit since I'm addressed more times than I can count in one day. She loves to chat and has me involved in every move she makes as many of you know. I promise I didn't teach her or ask her to do it. One of Kylee's little quirks that for now we will continue to let go and get some great laughs out of. Who knows maybe it's a phase that she will one day grow out of or maybe she will be that kid whose 8 years old and calling her mother by her first name. By then I think I will definitely have to kill the habit.

4 comments:

Our Four Sons said...

Out of all the things for your daughter to call you... Cheryl is one I am sure that you will take gladly. It was so fun to get to know her better at the reunion and I hope next time we get together my boys won't "scare" her so much!

Marli said...

So funny how kids pick things up. Hayden does that sometimes with Tyler. I will call for Tyler and I will hear Hayden say "Hey Ty!!!" and it cracks me up.

David said...

this is SO kylee!!

Chris, Danielle, and Hannah said...

Hey! So this is random, but while on a friends blog I noticed she had an "Alsop family" on her blog list and thought 'no that couldn't be Jen's brother and his wife' but it sure is- small world. Anyway, I just wanted say hi. Oh and that you have two of the cutest girls!
~Dannie (Tommy's sis)