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Mom! Mom! Mom! I’m Changing My Name…

Mom! Mom! Mom! I’m Changing My Name…

It’s summer. The air is warm. The sun is hot and the word of the hour is “Mom!”. Yep. I am very, very popular. Maybe because I’m a funny mom? Well, it has gotten so bad that I am contemplating changing my name. It would have to be something unique. Hmmm… What should it be. Anything but Mom, that is all I know for sure. Why you ask? Well, here are a few conversations we’ve had today:

“Mom, did you know that we have filled up our entire Pokemon Go and need a new Pokemon storage thingy?”

“Mom, can you cut me some cantaloupe?”

“Mom, did you know that Dan TDM has pugs. Can I get a pug?”

“Mom, why can’t I get a pug if I use my own money?”

“Mom, can I have chips?”

“Mom, are the neighbors home? Can I go ask them to play?”

“Mom, can I light a sparkler (in the broad daylight might I add…doesn’t he know those are for night time?)?

“Mom, do these minecart rails look like a weapon?”




I love my child, I do. Unfortunately, the ever present “Mom”ing is driving me INSANE. While a summer alone at the lake with your wonderful child may sound like a dream….it can turn into a “Stop talking to me!” nightmare.

Thankfully, I’ve figured out that he does this mostly when he need more attention from me. So I need to start saying more “yes”s and less “no”s. I also have to find things that we can both enjoy without going off the deep end. Talking about Dan TDM (a popular YouTuber with the gamer kid set…how do I get this job is what I want to know)? NO. Playing Ticket to Ride? Sure. Going on a long Pokewalk around the neighborhood? Yes, please! “Battling” with plastic ninja swords from the dollar store? Please, no. Snuggling on the couch? Of course.

Redirection….it is your friend.

So how is YOUR summer going? What is driving you nuts and what is your saving grace? Have you thought about changing your name? Dish!

The Overuse and Abuse of the word Mom!



Monday 22nd of August 2016

I am so tired. So fucking tired..

Jody Robbins

Sunday 7th of August 2016

So cute! But it would get annoying...


Thursday 4th of August 2016

My sister in law had her grandkids over and she got them painting rocks. They found rocks in certain shapes then painted animals on to match. The kids loved it. I guess there is a book she found that helped match rock shapes to animals. A long skinny rock could be a giraffe for instance. Does Evan like to paint?

Merry Kuchle

Thursday 4th of August 2016

He loves to paint. I should see if we still have paint around. He used to enjoy painting a bit too much and next thing you know it would be EVERYWHERE.

Rene Jackson

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Mines not Mom but Grandma. I told my daughter-in-law that my Granddaughter could stay with my hubby and I for the first month of summer break. My daughter-in-law is taking college courses that month. So far we've gone swimming, fishing, baked a pie and casserole went to Rock and Roll museum, art museum, and the Western Reserve and Crawford museum. My floors need vacuumed, dishes need to come out of dishwasher, and dirty clothes are pulling up. The only thing I can say is my Granddaughter is growing up and I want to hear I love you, she's only 8 once finally even if we have a stinky house and eat off paper plates. I wouldn't trade this time for anything.

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

She will remember that time forever. I spent loads of time with my grandparents as a child and they are my fondest memories.


Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

OMG Max talks about Dan DTM ALL. THE. TIME. I think it's more Marty that wants to change his name from Daddy to something else. When I get home from work Max is all over me but he often calls out Daddy first and then corrects himself and yells Mama!

Merry Kuchle

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Lucky! Evan never calls daddy first.