We grow them, nurture them and literally wreck our body bringing them into the world, so you’d think that our children would be saying ‘mummy’ long before anything else.
While we completely understand that ‘da-da’ is A LOT easier for kids to say, you’d think that ‘ma-ma’ would come before fruit and vegetables, well not if your Chris O’Dowd and Dawn O’Porter’s son.
Talking to Twitter to share the fact that her almost one-year-old son, Art, is speaking, Dawn was not best pleased that he has been saying potato before mummy!
This is no joke, my baby is saying potato before he has said mummy. I don't know what this says about us as a family.— Dawn O'Porter (@hotpatooties) January 20, 2016
While we completely understand her frustration, you can't help but feel pride that the little boy is embracing his Irish heritage!
Twitter, of course, has A LOT to say about the fact that the little boy is now saying potato:
@hotpatooties Half-Irish, so it's practically an innate skill.— Rob (@robthemasterg) January 20, 2016
@hotpatooties it's the Irish in him!— habanerogal (@habanerogal) January 20, 2016
@hotpatooties That's so sweet. Is he saying it with an Irish accent?— Charlotte (@CloppySparkles) January 20, 2016
@hotpatooties Mine's almost two and calls me 'me', so don't feel too bad...— Ann-Marie Hardiman (@AnnMarieHardi) January 20, 2016
@hotpatooties haha, ungrateful wee traitors so they are. Mine did that too lol— Suzanne Hutchinson (@mummyhutch) January 20, 2016
However, as one keen Twitter follower says, Potato is the name of the family's pet dog, so it's not that unusual!
@hotpatooties it is your dogs name ! So he hears you probably saying that the most as opposed to you saying Mammy !!— gráinne ohagan (@gra5105) January 20, 2016