I have a love/hate relationship with my name.....Mommy.
I love it when it is said with a hug and a smile.
I hate it when it is said with whining and tears.
I love it when it is said in the carpool line after school.
I hate it when it is said by someone nervous to go to school.
I love it when it is said after my first cup of coffee.
I hate it when it is said at 1:30 in the morning.
I love it when it is said during their television show in a request to turn off the TV.
I hate it when it is said while I am watching anything on BRAVO.
I love it when it is said for the very first time.
I hate it when it is said over and over and over and over.
I think it is totally normal to roll your eyes and sigh quietly when your kids say your name and you are not in the mood to be "Mommy." Some days I do not want to hear my name at all (those days come every 28 days). When I am frustrated and find myself cringing at hearing my name, I try to send the girls outside to play, upstairs to their playroom, or when all else fails the TV seems to make my kids quiet.
It is OK to not play when asked, it is OK to sit on the couch and enjoy the fact that your children are old enough to entertain themselves, it is OK to want to be alone.
I waited a LONG time to be a Mommy and I love everything about it, but it doesn't mean I have to love hearing my name at 4:50 pm when one sister is antagonizing the other and they are starving for dinner.