Mama?! Will you make me a biiiiiiiiig pancake that I can fly off on?
Mama?! I can’t find my slippers.
Mama!!! Where are you?! I just want to see you.
Mamaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Wash my bummmmmmmmmmm.
Mammaaaaaa…. He’s hitting me
Mamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa – she took away my cycle.
Mama! Can you tie this into a knot?
Mama? Can you pull that out of the pot?
Mama? Is the sun very hot?
Mama? Do babies cry a lot?
Mama? Will you read me this story?
Mama? Can we eat chicken for dinner?
Mama? Can you catch a whale?
Mama? Can we walk around the earth?
And when Mama is losing patience and gets tired of being called every minute or so the only thought that keeps going is that someday (very soon!!) they will stop thinking of Mama as the authority on everything. They will not need Mama for all the answers. They won’t need her to tie a shoelace or help reach the top shelf. And then what?!!!
So she gets up for the nth time to read them the story of the Three Billy Goats.