Don’t call me baby
Not in front of my friends
I’m all grown up
I’m almost ten

Knock on my door
Before you come in
Don’t treat me like a kid
I’m already a teen

I have an opinion
You can’t just make plans
In a year I’m off to college
You need to treat me like a man

I smile through the phases
I’ll try I say, maybe
No way to convince him
That I am not crazy
Boy or man
Eight or eighty
In my mommy eyes
He’s always my Baby

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3 thoughts on “Mom, don’t…

  1. Things only parents can understand. I still call my daughters baby, and they are 9 and 6, I doubt I will ever stop. I lost my mother in 2008, and I wish she could say anything to me. Your post is beautiful and it stirred my heart. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you. My son is 17 and the deal is that within the privacy of our home I get to call him anything my wild heart desires. I do behave in public 😉
      And I totally get what you mean about your mom. In my case its my dad.

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