Welcome to the New Home of “Label Me Mommy” BLOG. I came up with the name for my new idea, on yet another late night. This time I was hanging out with my 3 year old son Noah – who apparently had too much coffee! I thanked him the next day for keeping me up so late, as my creative juices were flowing. Most people would be sleeping at 3:00 am, not us we watched a little tree house. Toopie & Binoo, and Bob the Builder were having a marathon kind of night it seemed.
I had been struggling with naming my new Blog. My marketing friend suggested something edgy. I came up with a few names, not edgy but something else. I will call them “over-the-edge”. That is how I was feeling the night I came up with “label me mommy”. My son who is about 3 feet tall likes to roam into our room late at night once or twice a night just to see if I am sleeping. He says “Mumma”! I wonder why he never seems to go to Dad side of the bed. How is that Dad never seems to hear him come in. He always seems astonished when I tell him “Yes I was up with Noah again last night”. Oh my little man, I don’t think he let me sleep a wink that first year we were together, so this is really easy peazy. Except for the occasional nights were he seems to think we should be “night-owls”.
What does a good Mumma do, gets up with the kiddo offer a drink and a pee and back to bed. A little lie down, Mumma, and then he usually just nods off. Not this night he was up probably 4 or 5 times, so I decided “OK Mister, that’s it – we are staying up until you are really ready to go to bed!” I was using that “tough love” stuff on him. Flipping thru the late night TV. , Tree-house looked better than the late night shopping channel or the 1-800-call-me ladies ready to chat with you now.
A few more hundred, (or so it seemed), jingles went thru my head again. Ok I do labels…. so I thought maybe I should have a label in the title? I am a Mom, Mommy, Mumma, …. it goes on & on. “Label Me Mommy” was born. I emailed my “marketing (neighbour) – aka “our code name for each other”, and she liked it, ok she loved it! This just goes to show me that you just might find what you are looking for when you least expect it, or at least this is my experience. Sometimes I find when I try too hard and hold the reigns really tight it doesn’t always flow. Maybe I should try that more often?
I hope you will drop in from time to time and like to join us on our adventures along the highway of “Mommyhood”.
Ok nuff said, I am going to bed now, and hoping the little man will not wake up his “Mumma tonight!” Sweet Dreams!