What do you call them: Nicknames for the little ones
I told my oldest just now: "Get your jammies on, dear." She said to me, "You're calling me 'dear' more often these days. I like it." When I thought about it, it occurred to me that I must have picked it up from another mama who often uses "dear" with her kids.
I told my daughter: "Do you know what my mom used to call me when I was little? 'Iha'," which comes from "mi hija" or "my daughter" in Spanish. When I told her that, she said, "Could you call me that, too?" Also, what is the word for "love" in Tagalog? I told her, "Mahal".
She said, "Can you call me that? 'My daughter love'." I agreed, my little nickname for her now will be "iha'ng mahal".
Do you have a nickname for your little ones? If you don't call them by name, what name do you use? What's the story behind it?