Such are the names my kids call me.
Ma – Is what the older two call me. It used to be mommy but I don’t know why it has turned to ma. Actually, I quite like it because grown man calling their mother mommy sounds like one of those mommies at the brooothels. ** It is only one ma and not mama. (**added : note to self, cilaka googoo tengok itu perkataan b saja sudah black mark. Sebab itu saya kasi tambah dua nen nen, extra two oo. Niamah!)
Mader – Maderrrr….aiyoyo…..why you so like that wan? is when they have slapped forehead moments with their mother.
Mother – Is the term #1 and #2 use when they talk to each other about me. “You mother hor, really siao already…she is talking to herself.”
Mommy – Usually, it is not exactly how mommy is uttered. Examples…
a) Ohhhhh mommyyyyyyyyyy, I want to pangsai! Faster. (pangsai = poo)
b) Ohhhhh mommmyyyy…..I am hungry, what is there to eat?
You get the drift? Only the #3 and #5 call me, Oh mommyyyyy. And when that oh mommyyyy is dragged longer, the things get tougher. Like, “oh mommyyyyyy…..I just killed the pet turtle.”
Mommmm – If you have watched Family Guy, you will know that it is the most pain in the neck tone when they call me mommm, mommmm, mommmm, mommmmm….
Lilian – Ahah! This is what they call me when we are out shopping just to annoy me. “Hey, Lilian, over here Lilian, you want to buy this?” “Lilian, where are you….” And my response, “Hoi shaddap har, I don’t want the whole supermarket to know my name is Lilian.”
5xmom – “Ei, 5xmom, you want to take a photo of that lala for your blog or not?” Now, they know when to separate my blog self and use the right name at the right time.
But when hubby tells the kid anything, he always refer to me as ‘mommy’. Like, “Pangsai ah? Go ask mommy to wash your butt.”
And the funny thing is, he has always been a papa with all the kids.
Hmmm..I wonder why I got so many nicknames and different identities to the kids but he is always the stable, same old, boring papa. Not daddy, dada, pa, loutau, but papa. Through and through.
But the older two when they talk to each other, they will use the term ‘father’ as reference. It is not ‘your mother’ but just ‘father’.
And guess what? When they talk to me they will use, “Ma, go ask your husband…..” Doh!
and the reference I use is, “I don’t know, go ask your faderrrrrlarrrr…”
Never mind lah, whatever the reference. I don’t care.
So, which is the term you use?