I’m aware that bilingual children often start to talk later than monolingual kids, so I haven’t been stressing about Caspian’s vocabulary. He’s been a very chatty baby since the summer and especially to me he often makes sense. He said mam mam (Danish baby talk for food) early on making me a proud mor (Danish for mum) indeed. But after turning 1 last month, something has happened. We’ve come to stand still.

Our conversation now goes a little like this.

Me: Caspian, do you want food?

Caspian: Daddy?


Or like this…

Me (pointing to myself): Mummy!

Caspian (with a big grin): Daddy!


Or like this…

Caspian (pointing to an item): Da da? (What’s that?)

Me: It’s a hair dryer. Can you say hair dryer?

Caspian (pausing): Da da… daddy?


Or like this…

Caspian sees a cat in the street.

Me: Cat!

Caspian: Dad…dy


Or like this…

Me: Mummy, mummy, mummy!

Caspian: DADDY!!!


Or like this…

Daddy Long Legs: Daddy (points himself), Caspian (points to him), Mummy (points to me)

Caspian (very observantly takes it all in): … Daddy!


Okay, I think you get the idea. It’s my own fault, really, I taught him to say it in the first place. We wish everyone a very happy Mother’s Day!

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8 thoughts on “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, DADDY

  1. Haha it all gets very confusing bless them, much to our merriment! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

  2. haha this is just so true!! I have been through this so I completely understand you!! Actually Sienna is now slowly starting to say mummy to me but a week a go was all daddy daddy. It was so frustrating. She clearly wants me but she just calls me daddy. So annoying. But I know that things will change. So do not worry as Caspian will say mummy soon and that will be for ever! No more daddy!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, 🙂 x

  3. Haha, I remember this stage well! The total injustice of it all – “No, I am teaching you to speak, so say MUMMY!” – “Daddy!”. SB is nearly two and now it’s all Mummy, all the time (so much so I think I’ve forgotten my real name!) haha great post #KCACOLS

  4. Brilliant! I remember going through this stage with Tin Box Tot. She called everything the same name – I can’t recall what now. I think they love the reaction they get to saying the word so much that they want to keep saying it to get the same attention. You will soon move on 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with #KCACOLS and I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day. Hope to see you linking up again next week! x

  5. Hahaha, this is so so so funny! You can’t control what they say! My husband was so proud that one of the kids said Da-da first before of Ma-ma. #KCACOLS

  6. Oh this post made me giggle! Im sure your little one will get it all eventually and the words will suddenly come spilling out. I couldnt think of a better first word to get stuck on 🙂 Emily #KCACOLS

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