The Maya Mojo–Naming Your Muse

themayaIn 2006, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who as far back as I can remember has referred to herself as The Maya. If she modifies something to better suit her purpose, she announces, “This has been Mayafied.” When she sneaks up behind you, she squeals, “Unexpected Maya!”

If her brother does or says something she disagrees with we hear, “The Maya doesn’t like that Nicholas” coupled with a disapproving look only The Maya can give. If she is extremely proud of an accomplishment, she boasts, “The Maya is doing her thang!” complete with interpretive dance moves for emphasis. Continue reading

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