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Are you one of "those" moms?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
I have a friend who always uses the pronoun "we" when referring to her dd.



"We have a cold."

"We had preschool today."

"We've been hitting lately."



Lol. Really? You're both hitting? Or just her? And you went to preschool too? ;)



I know, no big deal. But it gets on my nerves a little. I tend to notice that the mom's who use "we" to refer to their kids also tend to be the ones who can't seperate their own identities from their childrens' identities and tend to be the moms that are a little too involved in their kids' every move. Actually, I read a study once that broke down the psychology of it and found it to be true.



Are you a "we" mom? :)
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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Jcothrine
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:07 AM

nope.. we are not like that..lol...

JC


JacksonGirl
by Silver Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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I say it sometimes but it usually in a sarcastic manner. For instance when my 2 yr old wont let us watch something we wanna watch she'll change the channel and I say " well apparently WE don't like the big bang theory " lol.
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SoKamele
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:07 AM
When my son was in pre-school...yes. I was a "we" mom....I usually said it when "we" were having a bad day and I was explaining it to one of my siblings.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:07 AM
Ok I changed that particular quote because I see how that one could be interpreted differently.



Quoting lwalker270:

I've said, "We're having a problem with..." referring to behavior.  Because it is our problem.  Otherwise, no.



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Caspriel
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:08 AM
lol no we here,but yeah I have friends like that,it can be annoying.
January1964
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:08 AM

No, never.

Nunyabusiness
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Nope!

Val99
by Ruby Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Ahhhh...it used to be called "the royal we" or "the majestic plural".   It is when one would use the plural to refer to a single person of high office, who is seen as someone of great excellence or power.


What a way to give the child a fat head!   The mother probably doesn't even know the origins of this construct.  Print something out on it from the web, hand it to her, and tell her she's not allowed to do it anymore until the child is sitting on a throne.


Caspriel
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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Quoting JacksonGirl:

I say it sometimes but it usually in a sarcastic manner. For instance when my 2 yr old wont let us watch something we wanna watch she'll change the channel and I say " well apparently WE don't like the big bang theory " lol.



lol yeah Ill say stuff like that to my eight year old.
bigmessylife
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:11 AM
Quoting Anonymous:




I know they are individuals, but they are 100% reliant on me. They ARE part of everything I do, so yes, for now my kids feel like extensions of myself.
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