Am I the only one?

Anna - posted on 02/10/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




When my son was about 1 he got in the habit of calling me by my first name. It got to the point that we asked out friends and family to call me/refer to me as mommy so he would get the idea that that was how he was supposed to address me. As soon as he started calling me mommy, he started calling my husband by his first name so we started calling my husaband daddy.

Now my son is 4 and my husband I still call each other Mommy and Daddy, even when we're alone. So I'm wondering if I'm the only one that's happened to.


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LOL My daughter went through a phase when she was 4, where she'd only call me Anna. My husband was deployed at the time, but she referred to him by first name also, as in, "Anna, is Thaksin going to bring me a present from Iraq?" It was so funny, but if I laughed, she'd have continued far longer, so I had to at least attempt a straight face. LOL I managed to get her to stop that by the time he came home, which was great, because he'd have flipped out if he'd been home for any of that.

Now, I generally still call my husband by first name (well... a short version of it... I call him Thak.) He has never called me by first name. It's always babe. If the kids are awake, it's all mommy and daddy, though.

Sabrina - posted on 02/10/2010




I think it happens more often than you think. I often wondered before I had kids why my grandparents called each other mom and dad all the time, and to be honest, I thought it was kind of creepy then. But after I had to do the same thing with my kids, i got some perspective on it. I think it really just comes from the fact that our kids are there almost every waking moment, so we get in the habit of calling each other mom and dad. Don't worry, you aren't weird or anything. From what I've seen, it's been a common thing for generations.

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