Does your teen (or older) still call you Mommy?

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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:33:50 AM
I cannot remember when my kids stopped calling me Mommy. Maybe 8-10ish? It seemed very normal and natural. But now with FB, I see that my friends' kids are all calling their moms "mommy" and it really surprises me. They are aged 16-early 20s.

I live in the South so we hear "Daddy" a lot, no matter how old the child, but I have never heard one person call their mother "Mommy" past the age of 12. Is this a regional thing (these are friends of mine from Colorado)?


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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:35:44 AM
Sometimes they do, especially when they are feeling affectionate. They are 15, girl, and 12, boy.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:36:37 AM
Mine only does when he really wants something or is in real trouble.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:38:57 AM
my dd (13) still does occasionally, but ds (17) only does when he wants something he thinks I'll say no to

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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:41:13 AM
I still call my mom Mommy, and I'm a grown adult.

We are in the south, but I don't think that matters, because. One of. Y friends call their moms mommy nor does my sister.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:41:59 AM
What Tanya2 said. Except mine are both boys and the older one is 16.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:42:29 AM
Sometimes, they go back and forth between mommy and mama. The 12 year still does

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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:42:31 AM
I live in the south and never called my mother "mommy" but called her "mama" and my father "daddy", I am in my 40s now and still call them that.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:42:54 AM
I only do it when I'm being sarcastic. Mom laughs when I do it, because it's so ridulous and babyish. I'd wonder why anyone over 8ish was calling their mom "mommy". I fully expect to hear my friend's kids to switch over to mom and dad any day now.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:43:13 AM
She is 29 and still calls me Mommy when she wants something. I usually give in too.LMBO!! Or I used to before she moved so far away.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:44:09 AM
My girls go back and forth between mommy, mom, and mama. They are 18.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:45:30 AM
I can remember looking out the window and watching my son skipping down the street - totally carefree moment. I think he stopped calling me mommy the day he stopped skipping.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:45:33 AM
My oldest is 13 and he very rarely calls me Mommy. Like others said, when he wants something and thinks hes being so charming that I cant tell him no he will. But he does occasionally just because, but that's rare.

My almost 9 year old does, as does my 4 year old.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 7:45:57 AM
I still do.

I'm one of 4 kids. Only one of my brothers ever phased out of calling my parents "Mommy" and "Daddy" - and he did so around middle school.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 8:01:18 AM
Neither of my kids call me mommy and my oldest is 10.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 8:13:10 AM
My oldest dd's are 13 & 14. They still call me Mama.
I think Daddy will always be too. I am 36yrs old and still call mine daddy.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 8:29:12 AM
My three are 22, almost 17 and 10 and they all still call me thie British version- mummy!

I only ever called my parents mum and dad though .

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Posted: 11/16/2012 8:44:08 AM
My 44 yo DH and his 52 yo sister call my MIL mommy and it makes me feel squeamish. It sounds so babyish. My DH is a very well spoken person and never even talked baby to the kids (the day DS was born he was explaining quantum physics to him, just joking, but still). It sounds so weird coming from him.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 8:56:34 AM
Currently she's using "Madre". Love these phases

I really don't think my kids ever called me "Mommy". It's always been "Mama".



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Posted: 11/16/2012 8:57:15 AM

I can remember looking out the window and watching my son skipping down the street - totally carefree moment. I think he stopped calling me mommy the day he stopped skipping.

That makes me kinda teary.

My older boys, in their early 20s, call me Mommy most of the time. My younger boys, who are 10, only call me Mommy once in a while. They're too cool for that right now, but if they're like their older brothers, they'll go back to calling me Mommy when they turn 15 or so.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:05:26 AM
My 20 year old does, every time, even in writing. But my 17 year old? He'd rather have a hot fork in his eye!

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:13:23 AM
My dd (20) still does sometimes -- usually when I've done something nice for her and she's happy. My kids mostly call me Mom though. My DS (22) never calls me Mommy, but sometimes calls me Mother.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:15:03 AM
Mine is only 11, but very "teen" like in most of her behavior. But she still calls me Mommy even though her friends have teased her for it. She says she'll never stop.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:17:28 AM
Ds (13) stopped about 2 years ago and I'm just Mom now. Dd (15) has always called me Momma and still does. My husband is and will always be Daddy to both of them. My parents were Mommy and Daddy until they died at age 94 and 96. I think I only called her Mom when I was annoyed with her (probably most of my teenage years).

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:18:18 AM
Was never mommy. But I still get called momma. I call my mom "Mother" when I am exasperated or trying to get her attention, otherwise it is momma. The only time I hear mommy from any of mine is when my DD is not feeling well. I get a mommy and then she folds up her 5'7" frame and crawls up in my lap. Both boys still call me momma but I get a "Mother" from oldest when he thinks he is older than he is!

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:19:42 AM
I am middle aged & still call my parents mommy & daddy, so does my sister.



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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:22:25 AM
My hubby (25) and his sisters (28 & 30) still call their mom "Mama".
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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:23:48 AM
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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:25:16 AM

I live in the south and never called my mother "mommy" but called her "mama" and my father "daddy", I am in my 40s now and still call them that.

Ditto that but sometimes I will say Mom or Dad. My DS switched from Mama to Mom many years ago. Not exactly sure when it happened.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:25:40 AM
My brother and I still call our mother Mommy when we are talking about her. We call her Mom when we are talking to her.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:42:03 AM
My boys (13 & 16) call me Momma ...and have since they were really young.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 10:58:49 AM
Nope, and in my family we have the trickle-down effect, which means my others (including the 2 1/2 year-old) call me Mom. I miss being called Mommy.

I'm 42 and still call my mother Mommy, my brother and sister (younger) call her Mom.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:03:26 AM
My kids are 15 and 12. Sometimes the 15 yo will still call me mommy. She's sweet as sugar and sassy as hotsauce!

I was with extended family this past week and I heard my 16 yo nephew call my SIL mother. He would say something like "Mother, what time are we leaving?" Sounded strange but endearing at the same time.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:03:47 AM
My boys are both in their mid 20s and sometimes still call me 'mumsy' or 'mummy dearest'. Usually, it's because they want something.



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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:09:10 AM
My 70-something fil called his 99 yo mother 'mommy' until the day she died.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:10:23 AM
My 40 year old dd calls me Mama. My 35 year old son calls me Ma.

Sometimes they called me MOTHER! when I say something outrageous.



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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:10:50 AM
I'm 30 and I still sometimes call her Mommy. Mil wants to be called mom and we are with both of them fairly I have to call my mom something else mommy or mama otherwise it is just way to confusing. My dad is daddy. Fil is dad. Again confusing...but it makes my inlaws happy and my parents don't mind (and neither do I).

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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:11:51 AM
My DDs are 17 & 18. They call me Mom. Haven't heard Mommy since they were really little. 17 yo calls me Mother when she is exasperated with me

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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:16:21 AM
All call me Mama and Mummy interchangeably.
DS15 mainly Mama but hardly ever Mum.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:17:02 AM

I live in the south and never called my mother "mommy" but called her "mama" and my father "daddy", I am in my 40s now and still call them that

Same here except that I'm 30

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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:20:31 AM
My almost 15 year old DS calls me Mommy quite a bit. And not just when he wants something. I can't remember the last time my 13 year old or 11 year old DS's called me Mommy. My 7 year old DD still uses it.


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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:31:27 AM
My 16 year old will if he's being playful. My 12 year old dd doesn't.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:43:34 AM
No, my girls started saying "mom" and "dad" around age 5 for the oldest, and younger for the other two because they copy what the oldest says. All their friends just say mom and dad too. Never hear anyone say mommy and daddy once they reach school age.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:45:55 AM
No, my girls started saying "mom" and "dad" around age 5 for the oldest, and younger for the other two because they copy what the oldest says. All their friends just say mom and dad too. Never hear anyone say mommy and daddy once they reach school age.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 11:56:47 AM
Girls ages 17, 19 and 21.

I am called "Mom, Momma, Mami (spanish), Mommy (mostly teasing) and the eldest uses "Marmi" as well a la Little Women book.

I remember being shocked when I first heard my future dh refer to HIS mother as "Ma". It sounded so rude to my ears. Then I heard her calling her own mother and mil "Ma" as well - so I realized to them it was just a family name.

I'm a 50yo now and refer to my parents as "Mom" and "Daddy".
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Posted: 11/16/2012 12:09:31 PM
Can't remember when my son quit calling me
Mommy. Not sure if we went through a mom
phase. Hmmm.

He calls me mum. We are not British. So
I really don't know where it came from.

Isn't mum or mummy usually British?

A friend's daughter calls her mommy all
the time. The girl is a senior. It has made me
a little sad over the loss of being call mommy.

Though my husband & son will say mommy
when they are talking to Little Bit. He is my
dog, attached at the hip.

So they'll ask him if he wants his mommy or
here's your mommy & the like.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 12:43:55 PM
I don't remember mine ever calling me mommy. It was momma up until late childhood when it went to Mom then early twenties it started swinging between mom and momma depending on who else is around.

Around 11 or 12 my youngest started calling me Ma to see if he could get a rise out of me. He still typically calls me Ma. I don't mind.

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Posted: 11/16/2012 12:52:28 PM
My 3 daughters age 25 23 and 20 all call me mommy. Over the years friends boyfriends and now husbands make fun of them for this.
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Posted: 11/16/2012 1:05:05 PM
No except in a teasing tone when they want something but Ive been Mom or Mama for a long, long time...cant remember when I stopped being Mommy. I dont remember any of their friends ever calling their parents mommy and daddy, but my own mom called her father daddy till the day he died. She did call her mother Mom though.
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