Friday Faves … Guest Blogger Edition!

Posted on | March 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

Where to begin on the awesomeness that is Emmie B. at This is the First Day of my Life. First, she wrote a guest blog for me two days before she popped out two absolutely adorable babies. Second, she describes herself as “cilantro” which is awesome on two fronts… I LOVE cilantro on the one hand and I describe myself as “parsley” on the other. (You know, because no one gets really pumped up about parsley… it’s a take it or leave it kind of thing.) Basically, she cracks me up and she’s a real trooper for having three kids in thirteen months. Check out her royal funniness here and then go send good wishes to the newest little Bees, Truman and Sawyer, over at This is the First Day of my Life.

My Heart Belongs to Daddy…

Once upon a time, I wasn’t a mother. I was a girlfriend, then a wife- heck I even had a JOB where I had to LEAVE THE HOUSE! It was awesome. I showered EVERY SINGLE DAY. I did my hair & sometimes I even wore make-up. My clothes went beyond Target yoga pants & tennis shoes.

Back in May of 2008 I figured out that our family was expanding beyond our dogs and cat. Husband & I, but mostly me, were PREGNANT. As in: ‘HELLO! Even though you can’t get a 6 pound dog to ‘sit’- soon you will be responsible for a human being.’

That’s when things got WEIRD.

When I found out I was expecting, I started teasing my husband and calling him “Daddy.” It was mostly to get him used to the idea of being someone’s father. And when our son was born? Yeah. I was still calling him “Daddy.” My husband sometimes even called me “Mommy”. It was very strange. But, I definitely wanted my kiddo to know who was who & calling your parents by their first name is not on my list of “cute things kids do.”

Well, my plan worked. Hudson is 13 months old. He doesn’t say much of anything but he sure as hell knows “Mama” & “Daddy” In fact, the most clear thing he can say is “HIIIIII DADDDYYYY!” He says it almost every single time the hubster returns from work. The problem I’m having is now that my son knows how to say Daddy- I CANNOT STOP CALLING MY HUSBAND DADDY! It’s a habit I cannot seem to break!

I was thinking it was borderline inappropriate, especially when we were out with friends or even alone at breakfast. I started getting almost uncomfortable- because I was worried people would think “Holy Crap! This chick calls her man DADDY!” This came to a head the other night when I was at my Dad’s house for dinner with my husband & son. I yelled “Daddy! can you get Hudson’s blanket!?” or something of that nature & MY DAD said “what do you need?” I was mortified. MORT.I.FIED. Holy crap- my DAD RESPONDED!!


Being a parent, regardless of how new you are at it- brings all these new terms & topics that once were totally gross/lame/not gonna happen to you. But soon enough your husband is calling poop “kaka-rellies.” (no joke, guys- he really does!) You make “babas” and you let your toddler chew on a receipt/keys/your dog if it helps keep them quiet. All your pre-parenting plans FLY out the window. At least for me.

You’re suddenly totally OK with whipping out your boob in the middle of California Pizza Kitchen (yes, I’m a breastfeeding advocate) or even getting poop on your knee during a particularly bad diaper change. I’ve slept in puddles of pee and barf just for the sake of sleep. I mean seriously. Is it any wonder that in this haze of parenting you’d start babbling like a 3 year old?!

So, it’s ONLY NATURAL you’d revert to the Mommy/Daddy thing, right? RIGHT!?

I’m dying to know what other women call their husbands. Am I a sexual deviant because I call my husband “daddy” 100% of the time now? If you overheard me out on a date calling my husband “Daddy” with no child in sight would you totally judge?

Yes, I’m in the dark here, guys. When does “baby talk” become too much!? Or is there no such thing?


8 Responses to “Friday Faves … Guest Blogger Edition!”

  1. Cybil
    March 5th, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

    Ha ha! I call my husband Daddy too, but maybe not 100% of the time. The other part of the time I am usually calling him something like Asshole (but in a lovely caring way?!?!)

  2. Mrs. B
    March 5th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    I am a victim to the "daddy" talk too. I'm curious to see what everyone else says. Hilarious.

  3. Rebekah
    March 5th, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    I call my husband Daddy AND I talk about myself in the third person, as if I were discussing a storybook character named Mommy. My husband sometimes calls me Super-Mom, which would have been enough to reason to marry him all on it's own.

  4. Lydia and Kate
    March 5th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    I also have to call mine Daddy or the kids call him by his first name. So notwithstanding the fact that I do it, too – I see the creepy factor and have felt it from my non-mom friends and family. Maybe we could try some variations that are less embarassing? Examples:

    Daddy-o (hipster, cool dad)
    Big Papi (connotes either baseball or latin sex god)
    Big Poppa (connotes Notorious BIG but also old school awesomeness)
    "D" (also teaches phonics as D is for Daddy! Sadly, husband's name does not start with D so he may think I am confusing him with someoone else which could be awkward)

    Just some thoughts.
    xo, Lydia

  5. Suzanne
    March 5th, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    Oh I definitely call my husband Daddy, but around here it's just the least confusing option since both hubby and baby are named Evan. Things get even worse when my father-in-law visits since he's Evan too! So my son is Baby and my husband is Daddy and I call myself Mommy. Even to the dog. Like "Don't worry, Mommy is going to let you out in the yard. Right after she makes Daddy's lunch and finishes nursing Baby." In another 6 months or so I doubt I'll even remember we had other names.

  6. {Not Quite} Susie
    March 7th, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    I haven't taken to calling Hubby "Daddy" quite yet, unless I'm talking to Shane and we're discussing "Daddy". Mostly it's because I feel like I sound like a porn star when I say it. However, I think in public if I heard you call him daddy, I'd just smile & know we were sisters in mommyhood.
    I've gotta say though- "toddler chew on a receipt/keys/your dog if it helps keep them quiet." Made me literally LOL- my son LOVES to eat coupons while we shop, so I always have to bring extras! &I have indeed caught him biting the dog, but luckily the dog played along and the baby doesn't have teeth. 🙂

  7. Anonymous
    March 8th, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    Hi Law Mama,

    Does emmiebee have a website? I don't see it linked in your/her post here.


  8. Law Momma
    March 8th, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    Hi. Anon. If you click the name of her blog in the text it will take you to her site. Bookmark her so you don't miss anything!! 🙂

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