Mom sent me this email in early April of 2005. I have to assume I emailed to ask her what Nana’s phone number was and this was her reply.

At the time I thought it was odd that she signed it with “Mommy” because she almost always signed everything with “Mom”. I imagine I called her “Mommy” when I was a toddler, but I don’t remember that, of course. I wonder how old I was when I switched from thinking of her as Mommy to Mom. I wonder if she laughed about it or if it broke her heart that I was getting older. Every now and then my son calls me Dada instead of Daddy and it’s pretty jarring.