A debate rages on in the household. Over Tornado A’s first word.
Tornado E’s first word was dada. Tornado S’s was mama. Tornado A had to be the tie breaker.
Tornado A said mama first. But I didn’t mention it to his father because of the separation and wanting his father to have his own joy of hearing a first word.
But after a week, Tornado A had not said his word in front of his father. After a week, Tornado A said dada. So his father believes that dada is Tornado A’s first word, and nothing I say will dissuade him from that belief, which he is vocalizing as gospel truth.
But then there is the baby book. She who fills out the baby book, records history.