mummy, mama, mom...

@raclie (1732)
Singapore
July 10, 2008 5:15am CST
what do you call your mom? my mom is a foster mom who looks after other foster kids, we have 3 so far.. and the ministry advise her to let the kids call her mama, because auntie does not have the mom feeling and mrs mona is way too formal... so we call her mummy and the foster kids call her mama... but we dont really follow it... i mean... since we have them for so long already, and we consider them as family, we just call our mother anything we want... i started calling her mama... so meaning... i am a foster kid as well?
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@naseeha (1385)
• India
12 Jul 08
you are sweet... I call my mother amma which is the word for mother in our language. I put all my love into that word whenever i call her. I love you ammaaaa.
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@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
11 Jul 08
my siblings and I have always called our Mom ...just that Mom. But my kids call me mama. My step kids call me by my name and they call their Mom...Mommy. I guess everyone is different.
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@shooie (4989)
• United States
11 Jul 08
When my mom was alive I would call her mom, mama, mother and ma and mommy didn't have a set one I addressed her with. Depended on what we were talking about and when or where or if I was talking to someone about her would say mom or mother. Gosh how I miss her. When I'm sit to this day I'll tell my husband I need my mom or mommy.
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I call mine Mom. My kids change what they call me - mom, mommy, or mama.
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12 Jul 08
Ya i alway call her mama, but when i wanna get her attention i will call her my dear mama.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Jul 08
My mothers wishes were for me to call her mother,so that is what i called her.She insisted that all of us call her "Mother"....She taught us to call our grandmother "mama"...Don't ask why becaus ei have no clue as to WHY,but she insisted and we did it.When my Mother was older ahe had my little brother he called her Mama,and later he called her "Mom"....If i had called her mama i would have got in big trouble..Haha.
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• Canada
12 Jul 08
My sister and I have always called our mother "Mom."
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@mentalward (14697)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Of course you are not a foster kid! You can call your mother anything you want as long as she doesn't object! I have a funny story about that. When my sister and I were younger, we were always calling "Mom!" "Mom!" She got tired of it one day and said "Please! Call me anything but 'Mom'!" We started calling her "Flossie". Her name was Florence Pauline and everyone called her Pauline, so my sister and I had to come up with something totally unique, something she had never been called before. She became "Flossie." She actually got a kick out of it and let us call her that every now and then without giving us that "look" (you know, the kind that says "you'd better watch it!").
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
10 Jul 08
Ha ha ha ha ha... I never really thought much about it. I usually call my mum mummy. It has been like that all the while. As long as your mum and you are comfortable with the way you call her, does it really matter? Relationships is all about the bonds between two people. Even though blood is thicker than water, it can never replace the years of nurture that is put into building that bond between two people. So foster or not, as long as your mum and her kids appreciate each other, the love between them will be the same as any mother to a child.
@ashly1979 (1376)
• United States
10 Jul 08
when my mom was alive, i was always calling her mommy. I still do when i think about her, and speak about her as mommy.
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
10 Jul 08
yeah, this habit is hard to break huh? i refer her as mama even to my friends...
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
3 Sep 08
That is a very good question to ask for the people that have been adopted or for the ones in foster homes. I think that most of them don't call them mom as they aren't with them for very long, if they are in a foster home. I think if they are going to be there for some time, then it is okay to call them mom, but if they are only there temperarily than mom is not appropriate. I call my mom, mom, usually, but sometimes I call her momma. It depends on the mood I am in and what it is we are talking about. I don't see my mom very often anymore, since I moved to another city, but we talk on the phone at least once a week and I am usually the one to phone her since she never knows when to call me since I work a lot.
@vimaal (3365)
• India
13 Jul 08
hi friend i call mummy.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
13 Jul 08
No you arent if she's your mom. I call my mom Mom, Mommy or mother it really depends on what we're talking about, if im trying to get her attention from something or what is going on. If I'm upset i want my mommy.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I call my mom mom lol or ma.
• India
11 Jul 08
i will call my mom.......amma
@kittenmc (465)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I call my mom, momma and my husband's mom, mom. Maybe she does that with the foster kids to give a difference, so yall don't feel left out or that is what she prefers. Maybe you could just ask her. Maybe?
@liquorice (3901)
11 Jul 08
It's lovely that the foster kids are considered as much family as the 'real' family, that's the way it should be in my opinion, family's more than blood ties. The ministry advice is just their guidelines, and just because they say the foster kids should call her by a certain name, there's nothing to say you can't use that too! You're all one family after all. I call my mother 'mum', and I called her mummy when I was little. My little girl calls me mummy, but she's also started calling me mum sometimes, and when she feels like it she sometimes also calls me by my first name! She thinks this is very funny, and as people laugh at her when she does it she keeps doing it! I don't really mind, she's just trying out new things.
@pinkista (892)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Since I was young I called her Mama...even my two siblings and my Papa.
@lisa1105 (108)
11 Jul 08
my mum is my real mum so i call her lan old mum
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
i'm from the philippines..traditionally i call my mom..'nanay'