I knew one day he would figure it out. I mean, most kids call their parents Mommy and Daddy. I figured once he started school he would realize that Mama and Papa weren't the normal names. Maybe even before school, I thought. I mean, Cici will call her parents Mommy and Daddy. So, maybe then. I knew he would ask, I just didn't expect it to be so soon.
In the car on the way to Florida Henry was sitting the the back with a book and his Buzz Lightyear in his lap. He looks up front at me and Nick and says, "Mama?"
"Yes?" I say. Thinking it unlikely that he has an actual question. He likes to just say our names sometimes. Then he says, "Papa?".
"Yes?" Nick says back. Then Henry thinks for a second, turns his head slightly to one side when he is thinking about something, and says "Mommy?"
I smile and say "Yes?". Henry smiles back and says "Daddy??"
"Yes? Nick says to him. And the smile gets wider.
A huge grin fills his face followed by a sweet little laugh. As if to say, "I have this all figured out! You are BOTH! Mama=Mommy. Papa=Daddy! IT'S ALL CLEAR!"
Just wait until we tell him we are also called Nick and Sarah. It will BLOW. HIS. MIND.