I totally get why Tori Spelling is a little bit sad about her 7-month-old daughter Hattie's first word: "Dada."
Of course she's more happy and proud than anything else, but a mom can't help but feel just a smidge snubbed when her baby's spoken word debut is all about dad. I mean, remember that whole childbirth thing? Ungrateful much?! (At least Spelling's daughter Stella was a Mama's girl.)
I'm kidding, mostly.
Still, I do understand Tori's pain. Neither one of my children chose "mama" as their first word, either.
Although it wasn't "dada" who got dibs on that milestone moment ...
Both of my kids, who are four years apart in age, said the same word first. And it was ... drumroll ... not Mama. Not Dada.
It was "dog."
Yup, dog. Which was kind of odd, considering that we didn't have a dog until recently (my daughter is now almost 11, my son is 6-and-a-half).
The only explanation I've been able to come up with thus far? We lived in the city when my kids were little, during which time we strolled just about everywhere, and there were always plenty of dogs sharing the sidewalk ... and plenty of me pointing out said dogs because, well, that's just what you do with babies:
Look at the doggie! See that doggie? What does the doggie say? Woof woof!
Anyway, you get the idea. I'm sure Tori will get over her dada-related disappointment in no time ... as the mom of three (almost four!) knows, Hattie will be saying "mama" in no time. And she'll never stop!
What was your baby's first word?
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