Little A (thoughtfully, while looking up from playing Minecraft on the iPad): “I wish I had powers over time…” Me: “What for?” (thinking it was going to be something like making school time go faster and play time go slower) Little A: “So that I could travel forward in time to when I’m a grown-up, […]
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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