What Do Your Kids’ Friends Call You?

It seems that more and more everyone just calls everyone by first names, like we’re all chums, BFFs, equals. As much as I choke on the “Mrs. Thompson” moniker, I like what it stands for. It means I’m an adult with life experience and authority. It means I’m responsible to protect and care for the little ones in my life because I’m not a peer, I’m a mother. [read more at Parenting.com]

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5 Responses to What Do Your Kids’ Friends Call You?

  1. I am from Virgina and the adults here all go by “Mr. First Name” or Mrs./Miss/Ms First Name, which everyone pronounces as “Miss” regardless of marital status. Therefore, I am simply Mrs. (Miss ) Cindy to a slew of minors. I work at an independent school, where the rules are fairly fluid and the teacher with whom I share a classroom actually goes by Miss (she’s really a Miss) Kelly to all our students–I thought that was going a bit far, even here in the south 🙂

  2. Linda says:

    My 16 year old sons friends call me Mrs Vance. I always feel like Mrs Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver, and they are my Eddie Haskells. You may be too young to even know what I am talking about. Yes your babies are edible!

  3. Valerie says:

    I”m only 21, and have no children… but when I was younger all of my friends just called my mom, well.. “Mom”. It was easier, I suppose. She was everyone’s mom. I loved it. They loved it. She loved it. It was great.
    That was in Illinois.

    I now live in North Carolina where, as Cynthia said, everyone is Miss or Mr. First Name. It’s strange to me. Especially being 21, I want to just call everyone by their first name. And I do. And so far everyone here loves me. haha.

  4. Theresa says:

    Most of my girls’ friends still call me Mom or Mrs. Hines, even though they have been adults for many years now. Mom Hines is just fine. Most of the littles around me call me Nana.

  5. Suncadia Dad says:

    My kids are 5 and 2 and in daycare the other kids in their class call me “Bennett’s dad” or “Griffin’s daddy” or the younger ones just call me by my son’s nickname”Griffey” when I come in the class.

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