Boo. Or Ibu.
A simple word out of a child's mouth that can melt any woman's heart.
Except my little one uttered those words about 2 months ago @ 21 months and have been doing so every since.. *does the happy dance*
Before this it has always been papa papa papa and I admit, it used to annoy the crap out of me coz I was the one who would wake up at night to put her back to sleep when she cries, I'm the one who she insist carries her when she refuses to sit in the shopping cart when we're out at the groceries store, I'm the one she wants to hold when she wants some comforting while rejecting her papa, yet she would call out her old man from time to time.
I'd sit her down on the bed and teach her to call me 'eeee..booooo' I would go on like a freakin
mad woman broken record. This would go on for a few minutes because I believe the more I drilled those glorious words into her tiny head she would eventually say it out loud and all will be good in my world. 5 minutes usually goes by and God knows I would have uttered those word like a hundred times and you know what she would say?
"AABUUU"!!!! and then proceed to giggle away!!
Mad mother: Can you say Eeeee...boooo...ibu
Aulia': Abu!! Abu!!
Yes, even that child mocked me so much that I was starting to think father-daughter were ganging up against me on purpose.
And it didn't help that some people were so proud with the fact that my child was calling out for her father instead of me and even asked me several times why doesn't she call me ibu.
Honestly how do I even answer that??!
Naturally I said it's because we always teach her at home to call Papa, it's always where's papa, ask papa and she picked it up. As a mother, i'm always in front of her face, so all she needs to do is cry a little and I'm there next to her.
But now it's ibu ibu ibu ibu who's-papa ibu ibu, papa-who ibu ibu ibu to the point of it being overwhelming.
Yes and that can go on for a cool 5 minutes. And she sounds the CUTEST when she's calling out for me. No words can describe the feeling!!
Screw what people have to say. Who cares if I wasn't the first parent she called out for. Who damn cares. I'm enjoying every second of this.
This is the best feeling ever.
*does the happy happy happpyyy dance again*