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"She" referring to You

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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When my kids have a gripe about me, I would hear them constantly refer me as "she." It work my nerves sometimes and I have ask them to stop. Well I have another teenager here this morning and she said her gramps yelled at her for referring to her grandma as "she." The kids don't quite understand that it's a matter of respect. When they talk to each other it sounds like they're talking about a stranger and not their mom. We came to agree it depends on the content of the conversation and the generation gap.
How would you feel if your kids were angry with you and were talking about you while you're in the next room referring to you as she and not mom?
by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Sep. 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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It is a pronoun. Better than referring to you as the old lady in the other room, or worse.
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wearymoon
by Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Interesting you said that because that is part of the kids argument.


Quoting atlmom2:

It is a pronoun. Better than referring to you as the old lady in the other room, or worse.

lucky2Beeme
by Gold Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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there are worse words they could use.

goldpandora
by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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Heh, every time I referred to my mother as "she" she would cut me off with "SHE is the cat's mother. I have a name." It eventually sinks in :)

wearymoon
by Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM
True. I just find it interesting that me and the grandparents of the other teen said the same thing without even a discussion about it. Perhaps it is a generational thing?


Quoting lucky2Beeme:

there are worse words they could use.


wearymoon
by Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 10:58 AM
LMBO. Thanks for the laugh.


Quoting goldpandora:

Heh, every time I referred to my mother as "she" she would cut me off with "SHE is the cat's mother. I have a name." It eventually sinks in :)


goldpandora
by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 11:02 AM

 such is a Scottish upbringing ...

:)


Quoting wearymoon:

LMBO. Thanks for the laugh.


Quoting goldpandora:

Heh, every time I referred to my mother as "she" she would cut me off with "SHE is the cat's mother. I have a name." It eventually sinks in :)



 

goldpandora
by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Sure there are, but don't you feel that maybe we're not setting the bar high enough? 


Quoting lucky2Beeme:

there are worse words they could use.


 

lucky2Beeme
by Gold Member on Sep. 28, 2013 at 11:47 AM


Quoting goldpandora:

Sure there are, but don't you feel that maybe we're not setting the bar high enough? 


Quoting lucky2Beeme:

there are worse words they could use.



NO I see it as word used to describe a female. I  have used the word he when referring to one of my sons many times.





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shorty13417
by on Sep. 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM

my son does it all the time... i rather him to call me that than some other words that are alot worse.

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