Monday, February 09, 2009

Bob! Bob! Bob!

I know that I've read about the importance of calling Bob "Daddy" in front of Little Elvis. But I don't always remember that.

If I'm rocking Little Elvis to bed at night and decide he needs gas medicine or Tylenol, then I will say, "Bo-ob!" through the wall. Since the room is dark, the one of us that is not putting Little Elvis to sleep will get the medicine.

Little Elvis loves the interruption, he loves the medicine and he loves to yell, "Bob! Bob! Bob!" at his Daddy. And of all of his words, this is definitely the clearest. There is no doubt that he is saying "Bob." No interpretation is needed.

He only does this once I do it. And you would think I would learn. But I don't.

The other day I was holding Little Elvis on the couch. Something happened. Maybe he peed out? I'm pretty sure it was something messy. But I called to Bob for assistance. I called "Bob" not "Daddy."

After we cleaned up and most likely changed Little Elvis, we decided to go outside. Little Elvis and Daddy went out first, because I am a slow poke, and I have to make sure we have the gear needed for a walk.

Little Elvis ran around outside yelling, "Bob! Bob! Bob!" at his Daddy while they waited. Our neighbor heard, and asked, "Is he calling you Bob?"

And that would be all my fault...


Blogger Kristi said...

Ha! That's hilarious. Isabella knows my name, my husband's name, and my mom's name, but she's never called us by it. I can't wait until she does, though, because that will be pretty funny.

2:16 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Yeah, my husband started that with me too. So I taught our son to say his name instead of Daddy as revenge! It doesn’t bother him as much as it does me, but it makes me giggle every time our son does it.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

That is so cute! My 5 year old now wants to be called David or David Joseph and not just DJ...since that is his REAL name and then decided he will use David and Laura for my hubby and I, since, you know, those are our real names!

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never read anything about the importance of not calling spouse by real name in front of the kiddos... I guess we're even worse... Naren and I usually call each other "babe". So Svara will sometimes call " BABE!" when she wants one of us... oh dear!

10:25 AM  
Blogger mpotter said...

that's pretty cute. bound to happen!
on the flip side, i'm reeling in my head when The Mr. calls me "mommy" past bedtime.
i DON'T want to get in the habit of not using our names at least to each other.

2:05 PM  
Blogger The Burp Cloth Babe said...

So very cute and funny! My father calls my husband "Dan-O". Well, the Mini Hunk now calls his Daddy "Dan-O" or on occasion, "Dad-O. (This is a hybrid version he created.)

I think it is too funny. I think you should get Little Elvis calling "Bob" on video! :)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

Ha! Ben calls Matt Deedee, but a little girl in daycare calls him Mott....I'm just waiting for Ben to catch on and call him Mott.

10:48 PM  

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