Scene: at the park, playing our favourite zombie-hunting game. Today, we’re pretending that every stick we find on the ground is a zombie bone, and you have to be careful, because some of them reanimate when you’re not looking. “Look!” Says Little D, holding up a tiny stick. “This one is from a baby zombie!” […]
What does “Muime” mean?
You will notice in these posts that Little A calls me "muime". That's a word from Old Irish, originally meaning foster mother, and later stepmother, godmother, nurse or anyone else in a motherly role who is not your biological mother. It's what my now ex-wife and I decided our kids should call me to avoid the confusion of calling us both mom. It's pronounced "mwee-va", more or less.
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