I know this has happened to everyone at least once. It can’t just be me! Words fall out of my mouth like water when you accidentally laugh during a sip. Now, this verbal diarrhea has taken on a new motherhood form. The hubby and I do not have pet names for each other. We use our first names, or just a simple “hey you”. I have used the term “honey” approximately three times, and that is when I am being sarcastic, like “honey, I know how much you want to go clean the bathrooms before our guests arrive”. It is a different story with the kids. These phrases and nicknames just slip out of my mouth before my brain has had time to think about what I am saying. Last week I called them all “pumpkin noses”. As far as I know, pumpkins only have noses on Halloween. I insert the letters n and y on the end of my son, F’s, name even though I hate the way it sounds. I call him using this little nickname probably a hundred times a day. It just happens.
My sister-in-law, K, also has this problem, only it is worse. Sometimes it gets gross, by accident of course. I cannot remember a real example, but I can imagine her saying “hi my little cockroach” and then giving me a WTF? look. She doesn’t know why she said that, but believe it or not, it sounds endearing. Why does this happen? Lack of sleep? Who knows, but I am sure my kids are very used to me calling them by anything but their names. Hopefully today they will be cute names like “honeybun”, a popular one of mine, but there is no guarantee. When I open my mouth, the words will just fall out.