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Old 02-26-2008, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Sampaguita View Post
That wouldn't sit well with me either. I can't believe that babysitter thought it was "ok" for your son to call her mom! "everyone else is doing it?" I've never heard of THAT before!
Yeah, I wouldn't want that either. She does call the other moms of the kids Mommy whatever, but it's not a mommy in the same way she calls me so I'm ok with that. Funny, growing up though me and my friends always called each other's mothers "mom".

Old 02-26-2008, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by paramour View Post
Sorry, but you didn't labor for 24+ hrs without any meds after being induced and you didn't go through numerous other complications just to get him born.
Simply being able to birth a child doesn't make one a mother. Parent, yes...but I look at "mother" as a title that is earned, not inherited. Sure, your babysitter doesn't have the right to that title in regard to your child. But we also know there are a lot of parents out there who are definitely NOT mothers and fathers.
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