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10-09-2019 08:46 AM - edited 10-09-2019 08:48 AM
I'm 60 years old and my brother, my only sibling, is 63. When we discuss my parents, I refer to them as Mom and Dad. He refers to them as Mommy and Daddy.
My husband overheard a recent conversation of ours and he said, "Don't you think your brother is a little old to be saying Mommy and Daddy?" I think it may be because I'm still his little sister and in his mind it makes sense.
My MIL and FIL, on the other hand, refer to one another by their first names when they speak to us. My husband just got a birthday card from them signed "Love, Chris and Jim".
Now, I think that's weird.
It got me wondering how other people address their parents.
10-09-2019 08:55 AM
Interesting that you bring that up. When I talk to my kids about their father I call him daddy or your dad. When I refer to my mother I say mom. But I don't think we should criticize anyone for what they call their parents. If someone wants to call their parents mommy and daddy what's the difference. It's their choice not ours. And it's not our business.
10-09-2019 09:12 AM
I say Mom & Dad about my & DH parents
to our sons, about each other we say, Mom & Dad
Our son's SO call us by our first names. DS wanted her to call us mom & dad, she must not be "feeling it" We don't mind.
To our Grandsons, we call each other Grandma & Grandpa. When talking about their parents, we call them Mommy & Daddy.
10-09-2019 09:16 AM
When I speak to my brother or sister about my parents, I say mommy and daddy. I'm 63. My sister (twelve years younger) does the same. My brother (57) refers to them as mom and dad.
My father has passed and my mother is still alive. When speaking to her, I call her mom, not mommy. hahaha
10-09-2019 09:23 AM - edited 10-09-2019 09:24 AM
Mom, or "my mother(mom)" or "your mother(mom)".
I used to call MIL by her first name but I think we like it better as "Mom".
edit: I'm a few years younger than you, Housecat. Just a very few.
10-09-2019 09:28 AM
I believe people continue to do what they grew up with. My brother is ten years older and my sister is six years older than me. We always refer to our mother as mommy because that's what we did growing up. It's just among ourselves. If we had called her ma or mother or mom growing up, I'm certain that's how we would refer to her when we speak about her.
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