When the younger boy was toddling around, he didn’t call me “Mom” all the time. He called me by my name on occasion, because that’s what he heard other people call me. Of course, we had to teach him that, to him, I was “Mom”. We didn’t actively encourage him to call me “Melisa”, BUT…
…it was adorable when he did it. I vividly remember him calling me from upstairs:
(he said it with the “Ch” sound that you would recognize from the name Johann Sebastian BaCH or the LoCH Ness Monster)
Those days seem like eons ago. So many life experiences have come and gone since then, more than I could ever remember without looking at a scrapbook or reading various posts I’ve written! (I’m getting old, you know.) His little baby voice calling for me, though? It sticks with me, much like the feeling of his two-year-old hand inside of mine. I can hear it like it was yesterday, and it never fails to make me smile. Nowadays he always calls me Mom (except for when he is practicing his German and calls me Mutti), and his voice is much, much deeper, but one thing remains the same: he can call me, ANYTIME.
(This adorable photo = Copyright House of Jules)
Happy, happy FIFTEENTH birthday to the younger boy!
I love you!
©2010 Suburban Scrawl
Happy Birthday, J! Where the heck did the time go?
BTW, I think it's cute that Yiddish came to him naturally.
House of Jules
Look at that punim! Remember the days he used to Elmo-CHize? Time flies too damn fast, man…
No matter how big, or old they get, they are always our babies. Happy Birthday!!
Hope he has a wonderful birthday.
That's an adorable picture.
Aw, he looks edible in that pic (just like his blankey) Happy Birthday!!!
OMG. I love him too! I think this might be the cutest picture of baby younger boy I've seen.
Ha! My best friend's daughter used to do that when he wasn't paying attention to her. After she'd said "Daddy!" a hundred times, she stand up on her chair and yell "KEN!" in her adorable southern drawl. I'm waiting on the day little man does that to me.
I hope he has a very happy birthday!
Clark Kent's Lunchbox
I love parent's birthday posts about their kids… except they make me tear up sometimes. I didn't say that.
Happy Birthday, J. Mazel Tov!!
You make pretty babies! 🙂
Happy Birthday 🙂
And to be honest, the girls call me Jennifer all the time and I secretly love it because it's just so cute.
Great post & adorable pic! Happy Birthday to him!
Happy 15th Birthday Muh-liCH-uhhhh's son 🙂
OH now that is just PRECIOUS! And that photo is adorable! 🙂 I remember when my brother Chris used to call my dad "Got" (aka Scott). It was so cute!
Happy Birthday to your little big man! 🙂
so sweet…love the ch pronunciation.
So incredibly cute!! Happy Birthday!
They sure grow up fast, don't they? Happy Birthday to the younger boy.
I love this.