My bf's daughter has just turned 2 years old and my son is 15 months old. We took the kids (his daughter, my son, and my 8 year old daughter) swimming and fishing yesterday. Since we live in 2 different cities and I was stopping and getting snacks, water, and sandwich stuff(being a veteran mom I knew the kids would get hungry 5 minutes after we got there) we took 2 different cars. When we all got there I walked up to say hi to his daughter and she looked at me and called me moma. As for me it didn't bother me bc I will answer to any child that says moma. But I think it bothered him. You see she calls her mom by name. He looked at her and said I don't think she wants you to call her moma. I told him she could call me whatever and I will answer by it. I have only been around her maybe about 5 times but I always try to play with her and talk to her so she can get use to me. My kids like him and his little girl. And all 3 kids get along for the most part. With the 2 year old we are in the mine stage an with the 15 month old we are in the taking away stage. But besides that they play so well together. What advice can other mothers give me about handling his reaction to her calling me moma and her calling me moma. I don't want to handle this situation wrong bc I really like him and we went through a lot together as friends. He has supported me when I chose to go back to school and has supported me through the hard summer semester plus the kids love to be around each other.
on Aug. 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM