Sunday, January 23, 2011


Suddenly, between yesterday and today, The Boy started calling me "Dad" instead of "Daddy." Isn't that strange? I'd love to know what changed in his thinking patterns to get him to do that. Not that I mind; it's just a sudden change for him.

Little Bear had his 18-month checkup today. 34 inches and 28 pounds; which is 90th percentile and 70th percentile, not that that matters. I guess that means that we need to feed him some more, to catch him up! (Of course, he's always, always eating. That's why that's funny.)

We went to the JCC today, to go to a free play session. It was interesting to see The Boy play, as it was the first time in a little while that I'd seen him really play. (Pittsburgh in the winter is not great for outdoor playing.) He's running so much better, and he's climbing well also. He and Little Bear are playing well with others, although Little Bear keeps pushing other kids out of the way of his toys. That's what happens when you're used to playing with the big kids and having to "force" your way to the toys you desire. It'll be interesting to see what happens when he gets in the Rodef Shalom preschool with the other kids.


Johanna S said...

This is happening to us too. I've always been "mommy." Suddenly, I'm "mum" sometimes! My husband was always "da-e" and is now "daddy." Maybe it's because they hear other kids calling their parents different names at preschool?

Musical Daddy said...

That's what I'm guessing, although it is weird. I always gathered that 3, 3 1/2 years old is still firmly "Daddy" territory.