Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What do the kids call you?

With what name do your kids' friends address you?  Hopefully nice names.  Do you prefer to be called by your first name or by your formal Mr. or Mrs. name?

First of all I am not a fan of being called Mrs. by our kids' friends.  I get called Mrs. all day at work and need a break from that at home.  Our kids address our immediate neighbors by their first names, and their kids address us by ours.  However, classmates that come over for playdates all call me Mrs. and our kids reciprocate the same formality at their houses.

Do you think it's OK to tell playdate friends that they can call me Holly?

Photos are accurate actor portrayals.


  1. I'd say check with the parents first. The kids may have been taught to use Mrs. & Mr. by their parents and they may get offended. I know in the german community I call everyone aunt and uncle. When I was a kid I thought I had the largest family ever!

  2. I know what you mean! I've got many an unrelated aunt and uncle in my family, too :)