Kimi - posted on 04/14/2009 ( 40 moms have responded )
Don't get me wrong it is a great honer to hear a child call you mom but.... My husband and I agree that it is disrespectfull towards BM for our little girl to call me mommy and we do not incourage it. But I'm curious to hear what other stepmoms think.
When she calls me mommy it's not like I make her feel bad for doing it. I just simply say, "Are you talking to me? I'm stepmom, mommy's not here." Most of the time I will not respond at all when she calls me mommy. I just ignore it till she calls me Kimi or stepmom. The other day we were all in the car together and she started saying, "stepmom.... stepmom Kimi!" It was so cute. She's only three and she's still learning what all this means for her. As long as she knows I have a mother's love for her than what's in a name anyway.