Aspen's middle name is Rae, but we just call her Roo.
She's a great kid. She's also two, which makes things very challenging sometimes. The weird thing is, she can be an absolute crab one day, and I still love her more and more. Must be a mother thing.
Lately she's started calling me Mama. At first I didn't like it. It made me feel old. I think she got it from "won't my mama be so proud of me, I'm bringing home my baby bumblebee....." Now I really like the sound of it, and it makes me beam every time she says it. "I'm her mama," I think to myself with pride, getting all choked up.
She likes to dance to my ringtone, which makes me miss calls sometimes because I don't want to cut short her performance.
She really loves people. She knows all the names of her friends' moms, and asks me about them regularly. What's Rachel doing, mama? Is she at the store?
I sure am glad she's mine, my little Roo.