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Friday, April 9, 2010

Mommy Talk!

I've come to this stage in motherhood, where I think I simply cannot carry on a conversation without mentioning a little something about my son to the person in context, especially if my lil man is around/in the vicinity. It's pretty funny how I can go on and on about how he plays with his blocks in such a dramatic narration that I do not bother if the other person is even interested or not. How moms can get carried away with 'Mommy Talk'!
But, then there is another side of this coin. And that comes into play when the other person involved in the conversation is not a mom or a parent. I've discussed this with many mommy friends and they all agree, that it simply is not the same kind of conversation that we normally would have had pre-baby! Every now and then I hit this void (especially with new contacts) and then the ice-breaker is invariably some new antic that my son would have picked up over the past couple days.
Have I forgotten how to converse 'normally'? Or is this just the way we moms are...I do not know. Do we out-grow this as our little ones grow up? Because I think my mom knows to talk to people without mentioning me. I am pretty darn sure about that! It is probably more common a 'syndrome' among stay-home moms because we are seeing our kids 24/7 and there is really nothing more than we can talk about. I mean, I cannot discuss the number of dishes I washed or what I have cooking in my kitchen with everyone I meet, can I?!!!


  1. :) hmm...maybe am odd then, cos i find myself not doing baby-talk when i meet anyone. I have way more fun meeting non-mommies so i can talk about work, travel and life before mommyhood :P

  2. Na, Pallavi. Like I said...this, I think, is more common among stay-home mommies. We're with them 24/7 and there seems to be nothing else 'happening' to talk to about but our kids. At the most, the weather or some latest news/movies/entertainment.

    Oh yes.. life before mommyhood...That is one topic I can talk about a lot with anyone too! Haha!

    And, I think it even depends on who the other person in the conversation is. If it is someone I know long, then I have loads to talk (sans mentioning Sammy)...but if its someone new and he is around, I keep finding my words tracing back to him.

  3. Interesting observation!

    For the last 4+ years, my co-workers have ONLY been asking me two questions, "How is your daughter ? Who takes care of her at home?" I havent bothered to have any ice breakers, my conversations die out just there - I wonder whether I have "MOM" tatooed on my forehead thats prompting these 2 questions!



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