Tonight, Megan was reading the Different Dragon to Avery. In the story, the little boy has two moms. One of the moms is referred to as "Go-ma."
As Megan was reading the story I couldn't help, but laugh. (Sometimes I think I have a problem) Seriously though, I just couldn't stop thinking about all of the times people have asked Meg and I what Avery will call us. While we fully intend to let Avery make that choice, I told Meg that I was going to start telling people the most absurd name I could think of...just to see their reactions! (As Meg continued to read, I interjected a few possibilities!)
You see, I have found that you can INSTANTLY tell whether people like/approve of the name you have chosen for your child based on how they respond. If they like it, they smile and say, "That's a great name." or "Pretty." If they're unsure or flat out hate it, they fake a smile and say, "Oh. That's different." or "I've never heard of that name before."
So...I figured the same could be said for alternative names for mom.
Here are the names I tried out tonight...
Sloth (so that when Avery's friends come over to play I can say "Hey, you guys!" Sloths are also my favorite animal so this name has an added bonus)
Bertha (I'm not really sure why I like this one, but it makes me laugh)
God (Megan said that I wasn't allowed to joke about this one because it is inappropriate.)
Dykee (My beautiful wife suggested this one. It has a lovely ring to it. Don't you think?)
YO MAMA (Not my favorite, but it did provide a few laughs as several yo mama jokes ran through my head...ah...I can see it now..."yo mama's so fat. She sat on a rainbow and skittles popped out."
Beast (I LOVE this one...imagine Avery talking to a boy and saying, "I don't know if you should come over. Beast might be home!")
As of right now, it's a toss up between Sloth and Beast.
Unless...you have a better suggestion???