Yes, there is a mysterious circumstance that has happened in our home.
I just know for sure there is another person in this house, one with a real name. But it appears her identity has mistakenly been misplaced.
This woman now shares a name with millions of other women. Using her new identity she goes only by Mommy. Or Mama for short. Sure there are variances, like "give that to Simone's Mom" or "go ask Mommy if you can eat that" and "Sammy's Mama can help tie your shoe". It's even been a bit more formal "To the mother of Simone....." and "Samuel's mother, please sign here".
But mostly what is heard is "Mama"...all day and into the night. No real name, just Mama.
What really tipped me off that this identity had been misplaced was the day I noticed this.....
I know there was once a real name, an identity to define this "Mommy" person...I've seen the other name on the tax bill that comes each year. I know it was once used when she worked, used by co-workers and clients alike! Yet it seems her newest full time clients prefer to use the name Mama.
So for now it's just just the case of the misplaced identity. Or maybe replaced is a better way to put it.
And to be totally honest, I've seen pictures of this Mama person-back when she still owned her real name and identity. She was once so put together, with her hair brushed (teeth too) and make-up applied. Her clothes looked clean...no food stains or marker or some other un-identifiable goop covering them. She looked well rested, carefree and un-wrinkled. But I've got to be honest...I've caught a brief peek or two at this Mama character and, well....I have to say it sure looks like more than just her identity was misplaced.
But I'm learning to come to terms with this situation. I'm learning to accept the fact that my identity has been misplaced, replaced and changed for the time being. I have become -----just Mommy.
Okay, to again be totally honest..I have no problem admiting that I do love my new identity. What better name to be called than Mommy...or Mama. So for a few years I lose a part of who I was, who I am, but I get to be so much a part of two amazing little beings lives. Always I will know my true identity -forever I will be Simone and Sammy's Mommy.
Happy Mother's day to all of you that have also misplaced your identity for the time being. And for those that have reclaimed a part of yourselves-whose kids have moved on (a bit)...you'll always be Mommy to that special someone(s)! And how blessed we all are!