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  #1  
June 1st, 2007, 03:33 PM
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What do your kids call you?

Do you agree with the terms mom and dad.....mam, sir??? Etc....

I think m'am and sir are too strict for my family structure. I'm Kaileys mother...I'm a m'am or miss or w/e to strangers.
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June 1st, 2007, 03:36 PM
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Most of the time they call me Mama. When I tell them to do/not do something, they answer "yes ma'am". I still call my mom "ma'am" when appropriate. That's just the way it is for us.
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June 1st, 2007, 03:43 PM
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Mom and Dad.

My kids will be taught that "ma'am" and "sir" are necessary when addressing other adults (the same way I was), but I don't expect that kind of formality from my own children.
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June 1st, 2007, 03:56 PM
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There will be no ma'am or sir in our house, at least to us. That's a little too stiff for me. I do want respect and good manners from my children but that is just too much for my personal tastes. We'll be Mama/Mommy and Dad/Daddy.
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June 1st, 2007, 04:54 PM
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Mama,Mommy, or dada here. there is no way in he double hockey sticks I would ever let my kids call me mam or there fathers sir. They are children not soldiers. I feel mommy mama dada daddy ect ect is part of a loving bonding relationship with families. mam or sir seem very stiff and uncomfy .
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June 1st, 2007, 05:16 PM
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I don't know yet because Aden is only 4 months old and she doesn't talk yet lol! She can call me mom, mommy, mama, or whatever. I would never let my kids call me by my first name I think that is just weird. And I agree with jhmomofmany on this, if I tell her to do something or I'm yelling at her then I might expect a yes ma'am, but other than that no.

(my parents are mom and dad to me)
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June 1st, 2007, 05:50 PM
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Right now, we're mommy and daddy. (Although DS just started saying Mama. ) I would never tell my children to call us sir and ma'am. It's a family, not the military.
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June 1st, 2007, 06:01 PM
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I am just learning that in some areas "ma'am" and "sir" are not the custom. When we first moved to Michigan (from Alabama), I had to be very aware of breaking the habit because it seemed to make people uncomfortable. I don't consider it formal or stuffy, but I do consider it respectful and at certain times more appropriate.
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June 1st, 2007, 06:24 PM
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I am just learning that in some areas "ma'am" and "sir" are not the custom. When we first moved to Michigan (from Alabama), I had to be very aware of breaking the habit because it seemed to make people uncomfortable. I don't consider it formal or stuffy, but I do consider it respectful and at certain times more appropriate.[/b]

I agree. Here in Virginia it just seems to roll off peoples tongues! I get called Ma'am lots of times by older men (I'm only 26) and I used to find it odd, but its just part of the language of the south I guess.
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You must live in a different part of Virginia than me!!!
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June 1st, 2007, 06:33 PM
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The cities of the South are not as "Southern" as the little towns and the country.
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June 1st, 2007, 06:39 PM
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Lol, MD doesn't fit anywhere. We are south to the northerners and north to the southerners I don't know if the ma'am and sir is a southern thing, but I haven't heard it used widely here to parents. Maybe to authority figures but not parents.
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June 1st, 2007, 06:52 PM
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Parents are authority figures.
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June 1st, 2007, 07:06 PM
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I don't think I've ever heard anyone call their parents sir or ma'am, and I grew up in New Jersey. lol So obviously, no, we won't be using that.
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June 1st, 2007, 07:08 PM
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*sigh* I knew someone was going to call that out. I am speaking of authority figures such as teachers, police, etc. And FWIW, I don't think I'd say a parent's main job is being an authority figure Then again, I'm not a big fan of authority anyway
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June 1st, 2007, 07:16 PM
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Lol, MD doesn't fit anywhere. We are south to the northerners and north to the southerners [/b]
I hear you! I don't know where I fit, living in northern Virginia. I don't feel that I'm in the south OR the NE. I was looking at the geographical mommies forums and I didn't fit anywhere. I think they need a mid-Atlantic mommies forum.
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