My kids have a game they like to play. They try to get someone to say "what". Yep, that's it. "Mom!" "What?" "You lose!". Funny. If Mom doesn't say what and answers "Hmm?" then they just say "Mom!" until I get aggravated and say "WHAT!?!?" "You lose!". Real funny. I am not the only victim, though. The three year old is another great target. "NO I DON'T LOSE!" That is apparently real funny as well.
They call this game the "Poison Word". After a few days of this I was ready to put a ban on the poison word. At least when it comes to me. I have to listen to "Mom!" enough without it being a big joke. I have tried to teach the kids to at least pause a few seconds before repeating when they call me, but it isn't working too well. Especially when it comes to the three year old.
So then I came up with what I thought was a great idea. Why not declare "Mom" the poison word? Brilliant! So I did that. I said, "Mom, Mommy, Mother or any other form of the word is now the Poison Word."
No one believed me. Undaunted, I tried another tack. The next time someone said, "Mom...Mom...Mom" I said, "I'm not Mom, I'm the babysitter." When that didn't work, I even wrote it down.
Well, that didn't work either. I guess I am stuck with these rotton kids calling me "Mom".