"Is it okay if I call y'all 'Mom' and 'Dad'?" I asked. All the first graders at school called their parents Mom and Dad, and I felt so childish and uncool calling my parents Mama and Daddy.
They looked at each other (probably trying not to laugh), and told me of course. My sister and I had grown up calling our parents "Mama" and "Daddy" since birth, and let's just say my new trend only lasted a few minutes because it felt too weird and forced.
So here it is: Happy Birthday, Daddy! I'm blessed to be your girl. :) Same goes for you, Mama (minus the birthday, since yours is in December).