Hi am I wrong in wanting my ex not to have my grandlkids calling his partner nanny
Michelle - posted on 12/26/2014
The other ladies said it all.
Don't involve the children in your issue. In the big picture it's such a small issue that doesn't really need to be addressed. Maybe channel your time into something more useful like volunteering and helping the homeless or less fortunate.
Ev - posted on 12/26/2014
I agree with Jodi. How is this wrong? If those kids have a wonderful relationship with this woman and she is special to them, then why can they not call her "Nanny'? I had a lot of extra "grandparents" growing up. None of them were blood relations. We (my sis and I) held them as special in our hearts. Is it wrong for a kid to call another woman "mom"? I think it depends on the situation and the people involved. I do not think kids need to call the step parents mom or dad unless its a case where the adults and kids are all okay with that. In other cases, its not necessary. I used to call the mothers of my friends' moms "MOM" because it was just easier for us to do that as we spent a lot of time at church and in 4-H together. My mom never had a problem. I even call my dad's older first cousin Uncle. And you can not dictate to him what the kids call people on his side since he is your ex.
Jodi - posted on 12/26/2014
I think the kids should call his partner whatever they feel comfortable calling her, and if those children's parents are okay with it, it really isn't any of your business. It is really petty of you to dictate what they may and may not call his partner. There is nothing wrong with children calling a non-biological grandparent "nanny". Don't get the children involved in what is essentially YOUR issue.
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