My ss is three years old and he's started calling me mommy. We did not coach him to do this. I was always referred to by my first name in front of him because his BM (while sporadically and just to use him to get money off her relatives around the holidays) is still around. She walked out on them two years ago and abused him before that. He has always called me Sara but one day, he came home from daycare where the kids were talking about their moms (they do small lessons for them on colors, shapes, family, etc.) and when I picked him up, I snapped him in his car seat and he said "Thank you, Mommy." I was shocked and I said "You never called me that before, sweety. What's different today?" Trying not to make a big deal and scare him, yaknow? and he said "We read a story about mommies today and the mommy in the story tucked the little boy in at bedtime and hugged him and made him a snack. My other mommy never does that. You do that. So That means you're my mommy. Right?" I didn't know what to tell him. My husband says he doesn't care since I've done more for him than his BM ever has (didn't even buy the kid a Christmas present! ):<) but if she finds out I know she'll raise hell about it and take us to court for pimary custody as she always does when she's upset about something and I don't want to cause a problem. But if he did it on his own, should I even be worried about it? Am I wrong to let him call me that?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:23 PM on Feb. 17, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by Belovedmoonpixi at 11:26 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
Answer by leksismommy at 11:28 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
Answer by Simplicity3 at 11:29 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
If you think she is going to give you a lot of problems over it than maybe help him come up with a name that means mommy to him but will not cause drama for you and your family. But no you did not do anything wrong if he started doing it uncoached.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 11:29 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
Answer by musicpisces at 11:46 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
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Answer by SweetLuci at 12:50 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
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