What Do Your Kids Call You

@fishtiger58 (30383)
Momence, Illinois
May 2, 2017 11:10am CST
I called my youngest son yesterday to find out how his job hunting is coming along, and to tell him about his brother's job interview. He didn't know his brother was looking for another job and we like to keep him in the loop even though he doesn't live here. He is still a member of this family. Mostly my sons call me mom. And I couldn't be more happy and proud to be their mom. My youngest tells me I will forever be his first girl However when I call my son he always says the same thing. Hello Mother. Yup I'm his mother, but I love when he says Hello Mother. I can't explain why I love that but I do. My older boy, when he wants something from me will call me momma, lol. When he says that I always laugh because I know he is going to ask for something When my oldest Sam was a little one I use to call him BooBoo. and I have thought about this over the years and have no idea why I called him that. My younger boy Danny was a monster when he was young and I used to call him Brat Baby but in a loving way. My two sons mean everything to me and they know it. What do your kids call you? Do you have special names for your kids? Many of you have asked for a pic of me, so this one was taken in 2010 the day my youngest Danny graduated from high school. Sam my oldest is the one with the beard. But you probably figured that out.
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@amadeo (58465)
• United States
2 May
Lovely photo.I cannot tell what my kids call me.It is banned here
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 May
lol that bad ay Alfredo Thanks
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@amadeo (58465)
• United States
2 May
@fishtiger58 well let us be honest there.LOL
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@snowy22315 (41966)
• United States
2 May
funny alfredo!
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• United States
2 May
I'm laughing because when my son calls he also says "hello mother". Other times it's always mom or since the grandkids all call me Nanny sometimes my kids just call me that too. My daughters all call me mom
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 May
I just love that Hello Mother, yea I have found myself calling my sister grandma when her grandkids are around too.
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• United States
2 May
@fishtiger58 I forgot to add that my nickname for my son has always been Doodlebug and I call him that even as an adult just to get a laugh. My grandchildren now call him Uncle Doodlebug so it's stuck
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
@Marilynda1225 My nickname is Tiger and my family still calls me that. When they actually say my real name it sounds weird. Doodlebug is so cute.
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@LadyDuck (141259)
• Switzerland
2 May
Very nice photo. I have no children, I always called my Mom "Mamma" (I suppose the Italian for Momma), mother is too formal.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 May
Mother is very formal that might be why I love when Danny says that. Thanks I don't often have pics taken of me I usually take horrible pics. This one I can live with.
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@LadyDuck (141259)
• Switzerland
2 May
@fishtiger58 I also hate to have pictures of me taken, I am very little photogenic.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
@LadyDuck Yup that's me unphotogenic for sure.
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@Corbin5 (95913)
• United States
2 May
As an adult, our son, our only child, calls us Mom and Dad. When he was little, it was Mommy and Daddy. He is Joshua, and everyone called him Joshie when he was little. Wonderful photo you shared with us!!!
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 May
, thanks I don't often have pics taken of myself, I am uncomfortable with that
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@Corbin5 (95913)
• United States
2 May
@fishtiger58 A lovely smile you have, my friend!!! So loved seeing that!
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
@Corbin5 Thanks that make me feel better about posting this pic.
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• United States
2 May
Ruby is my only 'child' and she just barks at me LOL! Great photo so now we see the person we talk to here!
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 May
yes I am uncomfortable with pics of me usually they are horrible this one I can live with. Yes now you know, and see how short I am Abby.
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• United States
2 May
I forgot to add how much I enjoy seeing your picture. One day I might be brave enough to post mine
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• United States
2 May
@fishtiger58 I am only feet 5, 4 inches so I'm no giant - how tall are you?
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@vin12345 (579)
• Kerala, India
2 May
My mom always call me vini @fishtiger58
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 May
So no nickname for you?
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@vin12345 (579)
• Kerala, India
2 May
@fishtiger58 vineeth in short "vini" that's the nickname
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 May
@vin12345 A shortened version of you name.
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• United States
2 May
I call my mom mommy
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
2 May
awww so darn sweet.
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• United States
2 May
@fishtiger58 My dad is also daddy! My sister calls them mom and dad. ;)
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
@infatuatedbby I always called my parents mom and dad.
@snowy22315 (41966)
• United States
2 May
My son calls me mom or mama depending on his mood. He is a great kid in his own way..but I worry about him..
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
I worry about my kids too, but they sometimes have to make their own way whether we like it or not.
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@snowy22315 (41966)
• United States
3 May
@fishtiger58 That's true..I just want him to be happy..
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
@snowy22315 I know I feel the same way.
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@DianneN (71289)
• United States
2 May
Lovely family photo! I'm happy to know what you look like! My boys call me mom, but when they are talking about me, they refer to me as mommy. I love that about them.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
I love mommy too, I know some kids think that's a name only little kids say but when your grown kids call you mommy that's something special. Thanks Dianne I'm not horribly comfortable getting my pic taken mostly they are just horrible lol.
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@DianneN (71289)
• United States
3 May
@fishtiger58 You are welcome! I despise getting my photo taken, too. To be honest, the candid ones always come out a bit better. Posing is the worst!
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
@DianneN Yes posing is when my pic looks so awful.
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@Juliaacv (27817)
• Canada
2 May
That's a nice picture of the 4 of you. I usually get Mom, unless he's scolding me and then I get Mother-but he doesn't scold me often only when I tease him or act silly.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
Oh yes Mother can be when you do something that embarrasses them but hey I'm the mom so deal with it lol. Thanks I'm not horribly comfortable getting my pic taken.
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@Juliaacv (27817)
• Canada
3 May
@fishtiger58 I'm usually the one taking the pictures because I don't really want to be in them!
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
@Juliaacv Same here
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@jaboUK (52687)
• United Kingdom
2 May
That's a lovely picture. I don't think either of mine have ever called me mother. When they were little I was mummy, and now it's just Mum.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
Thanks I usually take pretty awful pictures but this one is ok.
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@dodo19 (31278)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
2 May
Right now, my kids all call me mommy. That's fine. My kids are all pretty young. I don't mind at all. I love being their mommy.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
I hear that, being a mommy is the best thing in the world.
@just4him (106480)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 May
They all tower over you. I don't have any special names for my kids. The closest would be my youngest as he is a Third, but being his name was also the same as his father's, he goes by his middle name. He's HEH III. He goes by Edgar.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
Yes Valerie they all tower over me, I told you I was very short. My hubby is 6 foot 2 I'm 4 foot 10 and the boys are somewhere in between. I also have nicknames for all my nieces, and nephews.
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@just4him (106480)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May
@fishtiger58 We would be able to look each other in the eyes.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May
@just4him that doesn't happen for me much, unless we are talking about a 1st grader lol.
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@moffittjc (40212)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 May
Yay! I finally know what you look like! My two kids just call me dad. When my daughter was little, she used to call me D-Da, but now it's just plain old dad. Every now and then, my son will jokingly call me Jeff instead of dad, but I remind him he's not old enough to call me that just quite yet (he's 14). I call my son Rye Rye (his name is Ryan), or just refer to him as my little buddy. It's funny, he tells me that everyone calls him Jeff Junior, even though he doesn't share the name Jeff with me. My daughter I call my little pumpkin, because her birthday is right near Halloween.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May
My brother calls his daughter pumpkin, love that. So I'm guessing your son looks a lot like you.
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@moffittjc (40212)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 May
@fishtiger58 As of right now, I don't think my son looks very much like me at all. He got more of his mother's features. He has the most curly hair I've ever seen, which is nothing at all like my hair. But he has the exact same mannerisms as me, so in that respect we are a lot alike!
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
11 May
@moffittjc I always thought my youngest looked like my hubby but everyone says no he looks like me. So sometimes we can't see what others do. He might look like you, you just don't see it.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 May
Mine call me Sue and always have done. Great photo you all look terrific.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May
Thanks, they call you Sue aye, hmmm I would prefer mom but that's me.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 May
@fishtiger58 I would have preferred that too but it was always Sue. No getting around that one ever.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
11 May
@lovinangelsinstead21 So sad you earned the right to be called mom.
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@ridingbet (43608)
• Philippines
3 May
you have a beautiful family. my son calls me MAMA, sometimes when he jokes around, he calls me by my real name (ingrid) to which i also say, "call me MOMMY, but he responds 'mami noodles'). i call my late mother Mamang, and my late father Papang.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
Thanks Ingrid. I love you names for you mom and dad.
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@ridingbet (43608)
• Philippines
4 May
@fishtiger58 the names are actually from our dialect, my friend.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May
@ridingbet I kind of thought so
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• Banks, Oregon
3 May
I call my mom, mom. Sometimes i will call her Mommy as i always called her Mommy when i was little and never mom....
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
Yea it seems as we age the mommy often becomes mom.
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• Banks, Oregon
4 May
@fishtiger58 She will always be my Mommy, even if i call her mom most of the time :)
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May
@chrissbergstrom nothing better than a mom
@JudyEv (115612)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May
Wow, you're definitely the 'little' one aren't you? I don't think I have any special names - just Mum.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
Oh yes they all tower over me. I'm 4 foot 10 hubby is 6 foot 2 and my sons are somewhere in the middle.
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@JudyEv (115612)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May
@fishtiger58 At least you'll always have someone to get things down from high shelves.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May
@JudyEv I do lol I just ask and they help me.
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@katsmeow1213 (29016)
• United States
2 May
My daughter is excelling at spanish class, so likes to call me Madre. There are worse things to be called. Sometimes I refer to her as "female child" as she's my only girl. My boys are Peanut, Monster, and Pancake.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
I love she is calling you that, and you have the coolest nicknames for the kids. Love them.
• United States
3 May
@fishtiger58 and they all have good stories behind them.. except female child. No idea why I started that one. Tyler we started calling him Pancake one night when we made a pancake in the shape of a T. So when we went to Hershey last year he became Chocolate T pancake. Then we went to renessiance festival and he became Lord Chocolate pancake of T
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May
@katsmeow1213 lol love those
@pumpkinjam (5758)
• United Kingdom
2 May
What a smart and proud looking family you have. My children call me Mum or Mother. When they call me Mother, it's usually in a condescending tone. Like, when I ask them if they've done something they always do and they say 'yes, Mother' or when I'm making 'dad' jokes or singing, they just look at me with rolling eyes and simply say 'Mother'! They have both also been known to call my Mummy. The youngest when he is about to ask for extra computer time, and the eldest when he's being soppy! I call my mum Mother. I call my dad Daddy. Not always, though. If my Dad is misbehaving, I'll call him Dad (or call him by his first name/full name if he's in really big trouble!)
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
And I bet your dad knows he's in trouble when you use his full name, I love that Thanks.
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• United Kingdom
3 May
@fishtiger58 Yep! Oh, and special nicknames for my kids. Well, I come up with various random names for them. On here I call them Midi and Mini, but I don't do that in real life. Sometimes, I call Mini 'Nugget' (because that's his favourite food) or Monkey. I don't really have a nickname for Midi but I used to call him Pumpkin or Podger.
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
3 May
@pumpkinjam It's funny how we come up with nicknames for our kids.