I just read an article where a mother wanted to know if she could have it court ordered and put in their legal papers that her daughter could not call dad’s girlfriend or future wife Mom! Are you kidding me, this is one of the many many things that is wrong with our society! Could you imagine being a lawyer and having someone come walking in, stating that of all things to be concerned with, that would be it?
How about that Daughter, who is obviously in the middle, and loves both women, and now she is being forced to change how she feels to be normal and loving towards someone whom cares for her in a motherly role.
This whole debate over whether it is acceptable or not, has ZERO to do with the child. Its is ALL about the mother, all about her insecurities, her low self confindence, needing control of her ex husband in some manner now that he is building a new relationship. Just because a child calls someone mom, doesnt mean they gave birth to her.
My daughters friends call me Mom, My husband has guy friends mothers, that he calls mom…its a term for someone, ANYONE that fulfills the role of the actions a mother takes. Does the SM, or Dads GF, take care of her, love her, provide for her, if so, who the (big F Word) cares! Seriously!
Its just literally chaps my tush that this is the concern these days, not that they are cared for, or getting things they need, schooling, clothing, doctor visits, dentist visits, proper hygiene, even coming of age topics…but no – it needs to be court ordered to not call someone mom.
I don’t think I will ever understand this unnatural distaste for someone loving your children!