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Jun 29, 2010

I am still Bawbi

Cute story: Ever since my daughters were 1 and 3 they have been calling me Bawbi. It came from my oldest mistakenly saying Bawbi for something and we played the back and forth game of "I'm not Bawbi, you're Bawbi". Well the cute, curly haired 3 year old won that game and I have gone by the name of Bawbi for 13 years. Now that I have William I was wondering what he would call me. He rarely ever called me anything at all for so long but recently he was pointing to a photo on our fireplace mantel and he kept saying Bawbi in that cute baby voice. I picked him up and he pointed at his dad and said "Dada" and pointed to me and said "Bawbi". So I guess I will never know what it's like to be called mom besides some of the kids' friends who call me that. The girls told me that if and when they have their own kids that they want my grand kids to call me Bawbi too. I was hoping for Nana but I guess Bawbi would work too. I will forever be Bawbi :)

Shelly, Mom Files


  1. Do they say it 3 times in a row like the do Ma? Bawbi! Bawbi! BAwbi! If they do you're not missing nothing.

  2. @Shai- Bawbi has no meaning, it's just what my kids prefer to call me instead of mommy or mom.

    @Nicole- YES, I get the repeated Bawbi's all the time!! I love it though :)

  3. Well, my 21 month old calls me "dada". And he knows full well that I'm "mama" but he won't say it. He thinks it's funny too. He looks at me and says "dada" then gives an evil little smirk on his face.

  4. And you will be the hottest Bawbi around, my friend!

  5. Awww, Bawbi is cute! LOL!!! But maybe once William is a little older he'll feel too "cool" for such a cutesy name and will just naturally transition on over to "Ma," or whatever the teenage boys say these days.

  6. Bawbi! That's a cute name! Whatever works! :)

  7. That is so cute. I love it! I am now mommy and not mum-mum, lol.

  8. Loved this post. Warm sentiments being expressed. Agreed @ "Nana" being good but "Bawbi" enjoying more meaning.


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