My hubby is bringing his son, who is 3, back here for the first visit since we have been married. We have been married for a while, but hubby is military and son lives with his bio-mom 5,000 miles away. I am pregnant with hubby's second, my first. His son knows this already and understands as much as a 3 year old can that this will be his baby brother or sister. I would be lying if I said I didn't hope to hear him call me mom someday, but I am not going to ask him to or push it in any way. What would you do in my shoes?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Jul. 3, 2009 in Just for Fun
I would never have him call me that since his mother is in the picture. Even if he does on his own you should correct him by saying step mommy.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:30 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
I also want to add, don't be surprised when his MOM is pissed for allowing her child to call you mommy.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:32 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Answer by timelessglass at 7:37 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
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Answer by nana77500 at 7:42 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Trust me, you may get along but IF that issue comes up, there will be a problem. JUST correct him, do NOT allow it.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 7:45 PM on Jul. 3, 2009
Children will usually decide on their own what they want to call someone. It's important how we make them feel. If you show them love and respect. They in turn will show it back. Don't ever try and force the issue one way or the other. When my son started school they asked who his mommy was? His response was simple. I have 2 mommies. Mommy #1 and Mommy#2. Because that's how he seen it. I was mommy #2 even though I am his bio mom. He thought of my mom as mommy#1.
Answer by Red54 at 7:46 PM on Jul. 3, 2009