He calls me mama. DH and I both explained to him kid version that S (not going to say her name for privacy) is his mom and I am Amanda, daddy's wife. He sometimes calls me bananda cause he can't pronounce my name, but most of the time mom or mama. This isn't the first one he's done this, but its more often now.
The ex wife and I finally after 3 years of her hating me, became friends a few months ago. I know she would freak out if she ever heard him call me mom.
On the side, she tells SS to call her boyfriend dad. But I don't want her getting the impression we are telling him to call me mom.
Do you think its the kids decision? Or to keep on telling him I'm not mom? I feel bad, and don't really know what to say. He is 4.
Every time I say, no my name is amanda. He says I call you mom.
I do not Mind if he calls me mom. Technically I kind of am. Step moms are another mother figure in kids lives. My DH and I never separate our kids. We say our kids. But I know BM would be upset and livid so I am trying to tell him I am amanda for her sake. And no, talking to her would not work