i have been raising my grandson since he was 16 months old, his mother (my daughter) is an alcoholic and has been in several programs for 31/2 yrs) she has recently had 2 other children by 2 different men none of which are his father, the father( a player) has had several other children with different women as well, anyway this child has a right to be in a stable and loving home which i have given him, he is my world lately he has been calling me mommy yet i am grandma and i tell him that i am when he askes who his parents are i tell him and he says no you and grandpa are my parents we are a family, it saddens me that a child whose parents gave him up do nothing to get him back i understand that there are programs to go through for the parents but taking 3yrs or more is a little to long, a child will not remember much after they are 4 yrs old i know because i came from a family that was broken up when i was 4 and i didn't remember much of my Mom growing up i want my grandson to know that what i did was for him not me nor his parentsAnswer Question
Answer by LostTheSlipper at 12:08 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by Belovedmoonpixi at 12:09 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
the world needs more people like you! I hope everything works out for you all!
Answer by June_Mama09 at 12:11 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
I would let him call you whatever he feels comfortable with. I lived with my grandparents but still called them grandma and grandpa even thought they were my parents. It was just comfortable for me. Btw, it feels awkward calling my mother "mom". Seems like you're in a tough situation. Just go with the flow - he'll lead the way.
Answer by banana-bear at 12:11 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
I say let him call you mom ♥
Answer by banana-bear at 12:15 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 12:18 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by amessageofhope at 12:18 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by novice2008 at 12:32 AM on Feb. 3, 2011
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