I was SO looking forward to the day that Monkey started saying, "Mama."
Perhaps I should have been more specific with my wish.
I have yet to hear my name accompanied by anything but a cry, a whimper, a whine, or an angry scream.
"Maaaaa-maaaa!!! Ba-ba, ba-ba, ba-ba, BA-BA!!!"
I now ask for Monkey to say, "Mama, you are an extraordinary woman! I love you more than Berry Bananas! You make me happier than my rubber duck and Kitty Cat Tommie combined. In conclusion, YOU ROCK!!!"
But I will settle for a happy-sounding "Mama!" :-)