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He Can Call Me, Anytime.

When the younger boy was toddling around, he didn’t call me “Mom” all the time. He called me by my name on occasion, because that’s what he heard other people call me. Of course, we had to teach him that, to him, I was “Mom”. We didn’t actively encourage him to call me “Melisa”, BUT…

…it was adorable when he did it. I vividly remember him calling me from upstairs:


(he said it with the “Ch” sound that you would recognize from the name Johann Sebastian BaCH or the LoCH Ness Monster)

Those days seem like eons ago. So many life experiences have come and gone since then, more than I could ever remember without looking at a scrapbook or reading various posts I’ve written! (I’m getting old, you know.) His little baby voice calling for me, though? It sticks with me, much like the feeling of his two-year-old hand inside of mine. I can hear it like it was yesterday, and it never fails to make me smile. Nowadays he always calls me Mom (except for when he is practicing his German and calls me Mutti), and his voice is much, much deeper, but one thing remains the same: he can call me, ANYTIME.

Time flies.
(This adorable photo = Copyright House of Jules)

Happy, happy FIFTEENTH birthday to the younger boy!
I love you!

(otherwise known as Mom.)

©2010 Suburban Scrawl

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  • Dawn February 3, 2010, 12:20 pm

    Happy Birthday, J! Where the heck did the time go?

  • WeaselMomma February 3, 2010, 12:30 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!
    BTW, I think it's cute that Yiddish came to him naturally.

  • House of Jules February 3, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Look at that punim! Remember the days he used to Elmo-CHize? Time flies too damn fast, man…

  • Tara R. February 3, 2010, 1:29 pm

    No matter how big, or old they get, they are always our babies. Happy Birthday!!

  • Mom24 February 3, 2010, 1:49 pm

    Hope he has a wonderful birthday.

    That's an adorable picture.

  • Liz@thisfullhouse February 3, 2010, 2:05 pm

    Aw, he looks edible in that pic (just like his blankey) Happy Birthday!!!

  • Mags February 3, 2010, 2:25 pm

    OMG. I love him too! I think this might be the cutest picture of baby younger boy I've seen.

    Happy Birthday!!!!!

  • PJ Mullen February 3, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Ha! My best friend's daughter used to do that when he wasn't paying attention to her. After she'd said "Daddy!" a hundred times, she stand up on her chair and yell "KEN!" in her adorable southern drawl. I'm waiting on the day little man does that to me.

    I hope he has a very happy birthday!

  • Clark Kent's Lunchbox February 3, 2010, 3:28 pm

    I love parent's birthday posts about their kids… except they make me tear up sometimes. I didn't say that.

  • LceeL February 3, 2010, 3:42 pm

    Happy Birthday, J. Mazel Tov!!

  • NYC Girl February 3, 2010, 4:08 pm

    You make pretty babies! 🙂

    Happy Birthday!

  • Katie February 3, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Awww, cute!!
    Happy Birthday 🙂

  • Huckdoll February 3, 2010, 5:34 pm

    Very sweet!

    And to be honest, the girls call me Jennifer all the time and I secretly love it because it's just so cute.

  • seashore subjects February 3, 2010, 6:37 pm

    Great post & adorable pic! Happy Birthday to him!

  • Kat February 3, 2010, 8:39 pm

    Happy 15th Birthday Muh-liCH-uhhhh's son 🙂

  • Heather February 3, 2010, 9:11 pm

    OH now that is just PRECIOUS! And that photo is adorable! 🙂 I remember when my brother Chris used to call my dad "Got" (aka Scott). It was so cute!

    Happy Birthday to your little big man! 🙂

  • Texasholly February 4, 2010, 12:00 am

    so sweet…love the ch pronunciation.

  • NYCity Mama February 4, 2010, 12:07 am

    So incredibly cute!! Happy Birthday!

  • NukeDad February 5, 2010, 5:50 pm

    They sure grow up fast, don't they? Happy Birthday to the younger boy.

  • Mrs4444 February 14, 2010, 4:20 pm

    I love this.