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To think calling your parents 'Mummy & Daddy' is a bit silly after a certain age..?

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Whothefuckfarted Wed 24-Jul-13 19:23:10

Example: 20 years old, mum to one, own place, but still refers to her parents as 'Mummy & Daddy'

I received a text from her when she was in labour saying 'Mummy's coming round to take me to hospital'

Often refers to them as 'Mummy & Daddy' in direct conversation and on social media sites too.

I totally cringe every time. AIBU?

LadyBryan Wed 24-Jul-13 19:24:29

I call mine Mama and Pa grin

Horses for courses

Peartreepeartree Wed 24-Jul-13 19:25:23

Why does it bother you?

Mumsyblouse Wed 24-Jul-13 19:25:58

I still have a mummy (some of the time) and I'm in my forties. Who cares? I remember trying to change it when I was at secondary school to mum to fit in. Don't bother now.

Emilythornesbff Wed 24-Jul-13 19:26:38

Yes YAbu. Silly.
That's what she calls them.

Whothefuckfarted Wed 24-Jul-13 19:27:47

I don't have a clue, it just makes me cringe. I guess IMO mummy/daddy is just something children call their parents. Not grown adults.

I can't be the only one with this petty gripe? grin

MiniTheMinx Wed 24-Jul-13 19:28:03

At least she doesn't call them Mater & Pater.

isitsnowingyet Wed 24-Jul-13 19:28:57

YABU - You need to cringe about something worth cringing over.

Mollie272 Wed 24-Jul-13 19:29:20

My DH is from Northern Ireland - it's very common there.

MrsPennyapple Wed 24-Jul-13 19:29:28

An ex of mine used to call his parents mummy & daddy, at age 27, I found it weird. Couldn't tell you why though.

teacher123 Wed 24-Jul-13 19:29:29

I am 32 and still call my parents mummy and daddy. I just couldn't give a toss what other people call their parents!

isitsnowingyet Wed 24-Jul-13 19:29:40

Oooo - I like MAter and Pater grin

HenriettaPye Wed 24-Jul-13 19:29:47

Mater and pater gringrin

LeoTheLateBloomer Wed 24-Jul-13 19:29:47

I refer to my DF as Dad but he'll always be Daddy or Papa to his face.

kinkyfuckery Wed 24-Jul-13 19:30:29

I think it's a little strange, but probably because I don't really hear it very often.

My kids are slowly stopping calling me Mummy at the ages of 5 and 8. I wish they wouldn't sad

wanderings Wed 24-Jul-13 19:30:30

"Eustace Clarence Scrubb called his parents not Father and Mother, but 'Harold' and 'Alberta'. They were very up-to-date and advanced people."

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Wed 24-Jul-13 19:30:55

YANBU I also cringe although better than mamma

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 24-Jul-13 19:31:01

I know where you're coming from,after a certain age people don't seem to generally speaking. There's nothing wrong with it,it's just not the norm (where I live anyway)

Whothefuckfarted Wed 24-Jul-13 19:31:03

grin mini

ZillionChocolate Wed 24-Jul-13 19:31:06

What teacher123 said. I wouldn't refer to them as that to other people, I'd say my mum/mother.

qualitytoffee Wed 24-Jul-13 19:31:59

i call my parents mum and daddy! grin Is it cos i am Irish innit grin xx

Bunbaker Wed 24-Jul-13 19:32:16

I think it is odd. I also think it depends on where you live and, sorry, but what class you are.

I used to know a woman in her 60s who called her mother mummy. This lady had ideas above her station. She came from a humble background - her mother was a retired seamstress and her father used to work at the steelworks. The mother wanted her children to do better than she did and sent her children for elocution lessons and pushed them through education. The daughter (who was very eccentric) adopted all the mannerisms of the upper classes, including calling her mother mummy.

Hashtagwhatever Wed 24-Jul-13 19:32:30

Yes, my niece 18 calls my dsis Mammy.
Gets right on my tits every time she says it.

MadBusLady Wed 24-Jul-13 19:32:42

I still use them sometimes. Mummy is a lot better than <shouty whine> "Muuu-uuum" IMO.

kali110 Wed 24-Jul-13 19:32:58

I allways called my dad daddy, up till i lost him when i was 22. Never embarrassed. Up to me what i called him.

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