Since EJ started to form words, it's been exciting and a delight to hear them. Some words are clear but most of the time it's just babble.
So one day, I was at the kitchen cooking. I heard EJ say "Nanny". Wow, I thought to myself, another word. He's growing up really fast! Then he went to me, arms extended and he kept on saying "nanny, nany, nanny". Perplexed I picked him up. He hugged me and patted my shoulder and said "nanny". Well, I told him I am not "nanny" (I might as well be..hehe), I am your mommy. He said, "No, Nannyyyy".
I'm happy EJ's learning new words everyday but to hear him say nanny to me everyday gets really irritating. He sometimes call me mommy but those times are rare. He usually addresses me as nanny. Why oh why? He always call his daddy as daddy. Or so we thought.
While we were inside a mall and EJ was walking in between me and hubby, we saw a throng of teenagers and it scared him. He shouted "nanny" and looked up to my hubby. Hubby said, "no, I'm daddy". But EJ still said, "nanny". I laughed hard! Now both of us are nanny.
End of the story? No. We only found out that what he really meant when he say nanny is that he means "honey". You see, my husband and I call each other "honey" as endearment. He always hears this. So we guessed he gets it from us. How did we find this out?
EJ was playing on a side table beside my hubby. Hubby was busy watching TV while I was on the laptop. When I looked, EJ was on the edge of the table already. I shouted "honeyyyy, EJ might fall". Then EJ shouted "nanny!!!"
I guess we really need to be more careful now with what we say in front of him. He's picking up words everywhere.