It has finally happened.
I knew it was coming.
It was only a matter of time.
4.20pm this afternoon, to be precise.
I was sitting on a park bench minding my own business.
In my line of vision was IJ playing with a school friend.
Then she came towards me, glancing behind her, checking her friend was out of earshot.
And then she said it.
Whispered it, in fact.
Just a handful of words.
It was over in seconds.
I nodded with acceptance as she walked away.
Her words still echoing in my head.
Mummy, she had whispered. In front of my friends I’ll call you mum.
That’s totally okay.
Except, I’m quite attached to the word Mummy.
I’m not quite ready for Mum.