Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid
Quote: Originally Posted by NinaJay
Today my daughter (barely 1.5 years old) started calling me by my first name instead of mummy. I almost shed a tear. I knew it would happen sooner or later but not this soon.
... and you're going to allow that?
No but right now, while her vocabulary and comprehension is developing very nicely, at 18 months old, reasoning with her is not the easiest task to acheive. She is very much at the 'monkey see, monkey do' age so she is only copying what she has heard from others. I have chosen to reiterate that my name to her is mummy but it will take a while for this fact to sink in. I'm more proud that she is learning so quickly at this point and has observed that others call me by a different name. It is actually quite fascinating to see how she is learning at this age so its not exactly something she is going to get punished for IYKWIM.