Being Mama

Our oldest grandson Thomas is nearly four years old and is as curious as ever. On a brief road trip he began to touch My Beloved’s purse. He calls her Mama (his mother is “Mommy”).

“Are you supposed to be touching Mama’s purse, Thomas?” his Mama asked.

His head jerked up in surprise, and he pulled his hand from the purse. Thinking quickly, he announced, “I’m the Mama” and again began to reach for her purse.

Without skipping a beat, My Beloved started asking him a barrage of questions and making statements: “Mama, may I please have a cookie?” “Mama, I’d like some of that!” “Mama, Mama, Mama!” “Mama, I don’t like that!” “Mama…”

At this point Thomas had had enough. He let out a big sigh and said, “I was only kidding.” He sat back and didn’t touch her purse for the rest of the trip.

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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12 Responses to Being Mama

  1. Your beloved is one smart mama Russ! ❤
    Diana xo

  2. Good quick thinking, it is good when we manage to think quick usually I am a bit slow on the thinking of something that would be a good come back, I have problems with Leo touching phone but thankfully not my bag

  3. ksbeth says:

    this is so great – what a wonderful lesson on the spot!

  4. I’m sitting here laughing. Appreciating your smart grandson, and wise Mama. 🙂

  5. utesmile says:

    So sweet and lovely! the little ones are such fun!

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