A Name So Sweet

While I was in the waiting room today there was a mom with her high school son who was waiting for a physical. The mom began to question the receptionist as to the dates of when the last time the son had some shots or whatever. The boy apparently had had enough and said,“Maaawm!”

There is something about that long drawn out vowel sound in our names that says, ‘you do not have a brain’ or ‘I am so embarrassed’ or it could just be the basic generational frustration which means, ‘you do not have a brain and I am so embarrassed.’

Suddenly, I found myself perked up with my attention no longer on my hacking cough every 10 seconds or that my pelvic floor felt like it was hitting the floor every 10 seconds. I haven’t heard or had teenage attitude directed my way for so long I actually found myself envious. I just sat there smiling to myself as I thumbed through the pages of the germy October 2009 Good Housekeeping.

Then I began to tear up when thankfully, they called my name.


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  1. Oh. So sweet! Cause we are thinking that they don’t act like that forever, and when they turn into your best friends, they move away!! Right!?? xoxo

  2. I’ve got tears in my eyes ~ you are so right! With my son in college so far away from me, I’m envious of that mother too. Little does she know what she’ll be missing all too soon.

    Oddly, I don’t seem to have the same way reaction when he calls me for money πŸ˜‰


  3. awwww…. I just teared up. My daughter turns 2 in june, but I know it must be the same feeling-

    where did the time go?!?

  4. What a reflection to have! Hope you get feeling better!

  5. I’m not there yet as I still have two teens, but I do enjoy and empathize with OTHER Moms when I hear the distinct teenage pronunciation of Mom.
    My ears always perk up πŸ™‚

  6. Awwwww… my girl went to college this year. πŸ™ Happy and excited for her adventures but I’m with you…

    My husband keeps teasing me about our next child and I keep saying, “Careful, you don’t really understand how I might just take you up on that.” πŸ™‚