“mommy dad-dad! mommy dad-dad! dad-dad, mum-mum. mum-mum. mommy. mommiieeeeee…. dad-dad!”
she is testing out our names too. jim is pretty definitely, solidly ‘dad-dad’ whereas she hasn’t settled on me yet. sometimes i think she gets them mixed up, which makes sense – we dont need different names, we are ‘primary caregiver’ and she knows who we are. we can have the same name. we were both dad-dad for a little bit and occasionally jim is mum-mum. i wonder what this culture would be if both parents were called by one name, like she started off wanting to.