My son has occasionally called my and my husband by our first names for a while - usually in a pretty defined context (calling out to see if the other one is home when we get home). Recently, he first started calling me by my first name, then my husband by his, pretty much all the time. For a bit I didn't say anything about it to him, assuming it would go away quickly - and it didn't then and doesn't now seem like a power issue, or like he's doing it to make us mad - which it never has. Then after a while, I realized I would rather be called Mommy, so I started asking him to call me Mommy when he called me by my name. He would always comply (although this usually subjected me to that funny tendency by new talkers to repeat the entire thing, haltingly). After a bit of this, I just started ignoring it again. I vascillate between completely not caring, and worrying what people will think (esp my mom, who has already commented and given me advice on how to stop it). Anyone else have this experience? Any words of advice, or other thoughts? We have a daughter, 13 months. I wonder how all of this will play out as she starts talking.
post #1 of 24
1/28/10 at 10:20pm