♪The Simpsons♬

My husband has always has an obsession with "The Simpsons". Although he doesn't watch any of the newer episodes (the show just isn't what it use to be), he went and saw the movie at midnight the day it came out in theaters and he has dressed as Homer for the past four years (this past year he decided to switch it up by going as Zombie Homer) at Dragon*Con.

The Simpsons
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"The Simpsons" - Lisa's First Word

I don't know if you are familiar with this program, but the oldest child, Bart, always calls the dad, Homer, by his first name. In the episode, "Lisa's First Word", Homer tries to get Bart to call him Daddy but he seems to call him Homer out of defiance.

And I think that something has kind of hit Hubby a little too close to home(r) and although at first he thought it was cute because it reminded him of The Simpsons, I think it has started to bother him, because I know it bothers me.

SweetPea calls him by his first name. Just as Bart did with Homer. She has to be reminded to call him Daddy. We have always called each other mommy and daddy around her, so we can't figure out where it's coming from. The only thing I can think of is, my friend's little girl has learned to call him by his first name and I think SweetPea is picking up on this as well.

I think the reason he feels bad is because he works such long hours. When SweetPea was a baby, it seemed every time he would hold her, she would cry. I feel guilty because she only calls me Diana when B is around. But "The Homer Phase" has leaked into an every day, most of the time occurrence.

Did your little one ever go through a phase like this? Do you have any tips on how we could possibly handle it? We kindly correct her, now, but she continues to do it. Any suggestions?

BTW Sweet Pea is 28 months old today. :)

Anyways here are some of my favorite pictures of them. Yes there are a lot. But they are just so cute together:

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  1. First off your husband looks great in character as Homer and Kevin too loves The Simpsons (always did). As for this phase, Lily tried it with Kevin and we thought it was cute, but just held our ground that he was Daddy. Eventually you got the point and now we can't stop her from calling him Daddy!! :)

    1. Thank you for the tips. We are working on it, but it is taking a longer process than usual because he is working a lot more hours lately. :/

  2. Each of my kids has called me Rosey at one point to be funny, but nothing that stuck (thank goodness). I think Janine is right that consistency will pay off. Fortunately, phases come and go rather quickly when they're little. Good luck. :)

    1. Thank you. She calls me Diana sometimes but only when B is around. She calls him Greg, almost every time. :(

  3. Haha this is awesome!!!! :) When I lived in Vegas they built a Simpsons house there, it was really cool!

  4. aww...congrats on her big milestone!

    You all make a great family.
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  5. Great photos!

    I have a habit of calling my hubby by his first and middle name when he annoys me, like tickles me or pinches me (for fun). Well our 5 year old daughter picked up on in and started calling him First Middle! Oh hubby was not pleased. We had to remind her repeatedly and tell her that first and middle names only come out when someone is behaving bad, and that daddy is the best name he ever had. She stopped after a a few months. Now she will bring it up and giggle, she does it just because she wants to irritate him...

    Good luck!


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