Saturday, January 06, 2007

Where is Mommy?
(In my mind this is sung to the tune of "Who is Johnny?" If you don't know that song, you'll just have to make up your own.)

It isn't separation anxiety. At least, I don't think it is.

During the past two weeks or so, Sophia has changed a bit. Perhaps it was all the "strangers" we were with all through the holiday, or maybe it's just that she turned 5 months old on Christmas Day. Whatever it is, she wants me.

It's not that she won't go to other people, but if she can't have me, she sure keeps tabs on me. It's kind of humorous to turn around and notice that her eyes are boring into my very soul, watching every single move I make, just waiting to catch my eye and flash that gorgeous smile of hers. She starts to fuss a little if she loses track of me, and will lunge towards me as soon as I get close enough. The one drawback is that once she has me, she doesn't like for me to put her down.

My other two weren't like this. Chloe just plain screamed if anyone had her but me. Rather exasperating, actually. Bria, on the other hand, would happily go to anybody. Almost to the point of worrying me because she wouldn't even care if they walked off with her. I think maybe Sophia has it right.

It brightens up my day to see how excited she is to see me. It's nice to know that no matter what, Sophia always wants Mommy. Just mommy.

At least for now.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. That is because her mommy is pretty wonderful, and there is no one who loves her more. And always will. And there will always be those times when ONLY mommy can make it better, even in later life. I love you my daughter.

  2. " boring into my very soul" LOL
    sweet post - i know what you mean

  3. How sweet... my dd wasn't really like that. She'd pretty much go to anyone. But for awhile she DID NOT like men to hold her, except daddy. Not even her papa, which I hated. But then again, she was always happy to see mommy. It's such a sweet happy feeling isn't it?

  4. I think you need to spend at day at the spa, so Joel can also obtain a place of honor. :)

  5. Hmmm... my Anna seems to be like your Bria right now. Though I've read five months is a bit too early for the whole stranger and separation anxiety. There are moments when she's happily playing on her own and then suddenly all she wants is to be held and hugged on by me. Love that our babies are exactly the same age. It makes it fun seeing them grow!

  6. I loved that age with both of my "babies" - now they're growing too fast and getting so smart and sassy!

    Hey, how's the weather down your way? Wanna send some of that snow up north?!