Mama Chris and Papa Gil

A year and a half ago I was trying to teach Nathan to answer the question “What’s Mama’s name?” So I made the song “Do you know Mama Chris, Mama Chris?” to the tune of “Muffin Man”. I haven’t sung that song since. Just this week he just recalled the song. Then he’d say “Mama Chris” and look at me. I’d ask him what my name was and he’d answer appropriately. Sometimes, he’ll say “Mama Chris” look at me then say “Papa Gil…I want Papa.” It’s so amazing his he now longs for Papa. He’ll say “ want ‘Papa’s here!'” referring to the way we’d greet Papa when he gets home from the office.