How do you react when a kid calls you Mrs. Insert last name?

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 01/11/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I really have to ask this because I go to have lunch with my daughter at her school sometimes. Today I went and her friends called me Mrs then my daughter's last name. The thing is my daughter's father and I have been divorced since before my daughter was 1 and I never changed from my maiden name in the first place.
I told the girls that Mrs Daughter's last name was my daughter's step mom and I'm Ms. my last name.
What do you do or would you have done in that situation?

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Louise - posted on 01/12/2011

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I would of let it slide. It is only natural for a child at school to assume that mother and daughter have the same name. If it bothers you that much then rename your daughter to have your name. It does not have to be done legally you can call yourself anything you like as long as you give the correct name to a policeman if questioned. I took my mums name when she remarried at school because it was easier. it was not until I went to get married that I had to change my name legally so that the name I had adopted was read out in church and not the name on my birth certificate.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 01/11/2011

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LOL I've also gotten so and so's mom. What's really sad is sometimes I introduce myself as Abby's mom on the phone.

Amanda - posted on 01/11/2011

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My children are older and the school, and some of their friends call me by their last name. I could careless, though I tell the friends to call me by my first name, Im not a big fan of children calling me Mrs Whatever.

Wanna hear a pain, the school and teachers call me by THREE different names, My Maiden name, my childrens last name, and my now married name LOL. I respond to all, and I dont correct anyone.

Tracy - posted on 01/11/2011

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Hey at that age you're lucky they tried! LOL! My USUAL way of being greeted is Hi, So-n-So's Mom

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 01/11/2011

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@ Tracy, The kids are mostly 5 year olds. A few six year olds like my daughter are in there too.
@ Amy, I told them they can call me Ms. Donnelly or Megan.
I'm like my mom in the respect I'd rather be called by my first name

Iridescent - posted on 01/11/2011

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You handled it well enough. You could also simply ask them to call you by your first name. While some parents prefer to be called with the Mr/Mrs in our area, a lot of us are pretty kid-friendly and prefer they speak to us like anyone else.

Tracy - posted on 01/11/2011

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How old are the kids? I changed back to my maiden name after my divorce, but I'm still known by my married name at my son's school. It doesn't bother me, and it's less confusing for everyone. Especially the kids.

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