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April 11th, 2008, 07:16 PM
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We require our kids to call adults Mr/Mrs Last Name, until that adult gives them permission to call them Mr/Mrs First Name. They can never call them First Name. As Retrocutie said, I call grown ups that to my kids, so it is what they are used to. We babysit a boy who is almost 2. It drives me out of my head when he calls me by my first name. Sometimes his 5yo brother stays with us when he is out of school. I had a sit down with him and told him in no uncertain terms he is to call me "Mrs. Farmer's Wife". I know their parents just call me by my first name to them, so that's what they do. And I never thought I would be the type that gets bugged by that, but I do.

We live in the deep south.
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