Alisha - posted on 06/12/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am a step mom and a mom. With this topic recently I have been in a bit of a predicament... you see I have two children (who have a step-mom and call her mom) when they started calling her mom than I told them you can call your step dad "dad" if you call her "mom" and ever since that's what happened. Their Bio Father has not said anything about it yet BUT my step son started calling me "mom" cause the other kids call his dad "dad" and me their mom "mom" we are expecting another who will also call us both mom and dad. So all of you think its wrong to encourage them to call us mom and dad? I have recently told them all they can call their step parents whatever they feel comfortable because my step son's mom is freaking!! I know my kids know that I am their mom so it doesn't bother me that they call their step mom "mom." My step son is 5 and he is telling us he wants to call me "mom" but he is telling her I am forcing him to call me mom and I will be mad if he doesn't... see this makes me upset cause I don't force him but according to her he was crying and saying he was scared of me? Do I tell him don't call me mom? Cause he would feel like an outsider and not part of this unit of a family if I did that.