Thursday, August 31, 2006

Day 192 - Mamas and Dadas

Today's first time parenting tip - Don't gloat too much over whether the first word is dada or mama

Between my wife constantly babbling "Mama mama mama mama" at our baby and the other non stop barrages of baby talk our son gets, I'm sure he won't be able to help being anything but a babbling idiot. When he does say mama or dada for the first time, whoever its directed towards will feel so much pride they'll want to burst.

For the other parent, don't worry. Even though they may say your partner's moniker first, be assured that the baby has no idea what they're doing. They'll be saying it indiscriminantly and won't build the actual association until much later on.

So don't go moping around and being bitter. There will be plenty of ice cream trips, gifts and other bribes to get your child to like you better much later on.

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