Names my children call me...
Marmee! Charming little name for when they are out in garden and want to know when tea is.
Mum! called sweetly from bedroom when looking for School Uniform.
Um. Mummy? Diffident tone used when have Broken Something. Only One Child uses this at a time. Others Lurk in Worried Fashion out in hall.
Mum-MEE When I am being particularly Thick about something.
Mummy? Mummy? Mummy? Mummy? Mummy? Used when I am Having A Conversation On The Phone. A highly Repetitive Call designed to Break Me Down. It Works.
MAAAAAAAAAAAMMMEEEEEEEEEE! Shout used when Can't Find Pants (as in 'under' for those of you across the Atlantic) and it is nearly time to go. Conveying Slight Sense of Urgency.
MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMM. Cross. Very Cross. Need Me Now. It usually means that I Am Not Wherever They Are and that Is Not Good Enough. Quite a good one to ignore, really.
MUUAAAAAAAAARRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Not Good. This means that something Catastrophic has happened, like they can't find the Peanut Butter or Someone has Hidden the Remote Control.
And my calls to them?
Just the one.
Silly Old Me.