The "M-word"

By , March 2, 2007 10:41 am

“Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom,…” Have you ever wondered how many times a day you hear that word? Read on for the answer (scientifically proven)!

We are so eager for our little angels to speak. After many months of toiling selflessly for them, losing sleep for them, catering to their every little need, how we long to hear that first amazing “mama.” However, a few years of ever increasing use of the “M-word” plus a few siblings added into the mix can make Mom go seriously crazy!

I finally became so crazy, and curious, that I bought a click counter (like they use at theaters and such to measure attendance). Each summons got one click. The results of my first weekend experiment with two speaking children:

Saturday: 129 “moms”
Sunday: 119 “moms” (and they were away for three hours in the afternoon that day!)

Aagh!!!! No wonder we Moms can get a little nutso from time to time!

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9 Responses to “The "M-word"”

  1. TK says:

    what a fun experiment. with just one toddler it sees like I hear it a hundred times a day too! might need to get one of those clikcers and try for myself.

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  2. Janean says:

    AHhhh HA! What a great idea! I gotta get me one of those!
    But I don’t know if my thumb could move as fast as my five-year old can yell,
    “Mom-mom-mom-mom-mom-mom-mom!’
    She does that ALOT if I don’t immediately acknowledge her.

    Hey, we’re working on it. ;D

    Here from CHBM Carnival.

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  3. Angelika says:

    I think counting how many times my son called me would depress me, LOL.

    Of course, he only needs to speak to me when I’m on the computer with the headphones on…

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  4. Athol kay says:

    What kills me is my kids call for Mom endlessly and I’m their Dad. Unless the request is “please breastfeed me” I can do anything she can.

    Mom mom mom mom mom.

    What do you need?

    My water bottle is empty.

    Get out of bed and go fill it then. And stop bugging your mother….

    Really if I hear “Mom” one more time….

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  5. Mom of three says:

    Thanks to Athol Kay for giving us the Dad’s point of view! Why is it that Mom is the slave of choice?

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  6. Super Saver says:

    Our 2 1/2 year old daughter tends to ask for what she wants, usually without the intro of “Mom” or “Dad.” My daughter’s favorite words are “more” and “again” after she has done something she likes. She has also learned to add the word “please” to those requests:-)

    Here via CoFL.

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  7. Mom of three says:

    Thanks for stopping by Super Saver. Consider yourself lucky that you are not getting all those “Moms” yet!

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