My two-year-old daughter has said "dad" for long time, referring to me. She has already said "mom" couple of times in the past so we know she can say it and knows the meaning of it, however no matter how hard we try to make her say "mom", she will do one of these things:
- Silent treatment.
- Say "dad" with a glare as if to show us who's the boss.
- Just smile and laugh at us.
I know it's not a big deal as she's totally OK with both of us and actually spends more time with her mom than me, however I'm still curious: is this a common or known thing? Does anyone know the meaning behind this, for example maybe she takes her mom for granted thus does not feel the need to call to her?