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When do you stop..

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ginandjuice Fri 11-Dec-15 22:15:54

...Calling your parents mummy and daddy?

Not an aibu but just curious.. When is really too old to be using the names mummy and daddy?

Writerwannabe83 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:19:02

I have never ever called my mom 'mommy', she has always been mom.

I can't remember when j switched from daddy to dad but I would imagine most kids do at about 4/5?? That's just me guessing from the children I know but I have no idea from personal experience.

Parietal Fri 11-Dec-15 22:19:38

I switched to mum & dad at some point (probably mid 20s) but my sister in mid 30s still says 'mummy' occassionally

dementedpixie Fri 11-Dec-15 22:19:48

My 9 and 12 year olds have called us mum and dad for as long as I can remember. They stopped with mummy and daddy from age 5ish probably

dementedpixie Fri 11-Dec-15 22:20:26

I don't remember ever calling mine mummy/daddy

Outfoxed Fri 11-Dec-15 22:20:57

I dunno, I'm 26 and I will still call my mum mummy sometimes...mainly when she's poorly I.e "oh, poor mummy!" Because I'm a patronising dick apparently...

ginandjuice Fri 11-Dec-15 22:22:09

Yeah.. That's sounds normal...
Dh's 16 yr old ds and 14 yr old dd still call him daddy and I find it unusual...

sooperdooper Fri 11-Dec-15 22:22:24

About aged 10? I think adults calling their parents mummy and daddy is a bit weird

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Fri 11-Dec-15 22:22:49

I still say daddy occasionally, usually when I need a lift, money or a babysitter.

I like to call my mum Nanny, she cringes every time

OrionsAccessory Fri 11-Dec-15 22:24:18

My kids call me mumbleton confused

ginandjuice Fri 11-Dec-15 22:24:55

They are staying tonight and every time I hear 16yr old ds say "daddyyyyy..?" It hurts my ears.

Thatrabbittrickedme Fri 11-Dec-15 22:25:23

Who says it has to stop. It's a name and becomes weird to change it after a while (am 38, with 2 DC)

Daffydil Fri 11-Dec-15 22:25:48

When he died.

Outfoxed Fri 11-Dec-15 22:26:09

Mumbleton is great! My mum gets mummsykins a lot, which she doesn't love, ahaha

Mehitabel6 Fri 11-Dec-15 22:26:21

I stopped around the time of secondary school. I expect that my children stopped around that age- it just starts to seem silly to say mummy and daddy by then.

BeanCalledPickle Fri 11-Dec-15 22:28:11

All my SIL - six of them- call their parents mummy and daddy. They range from 43-33. It makes me cringe.

Pteranodon Fri 11-Dec-15 22:28:42

Lots of posh people never stop.

orlakielyimnot Fri 11-Dec-15 22:28:44

Are they his children and not yours? I just wondered if this was a factor in why you feel that way. Not that in any different. We never use those terms in my family and I find them grating.

Cookingongas Fri 11-Dec-15 22:29:19

I still say mammy and daddy if taking about my parents- so if I where to walk in the house I'd say 'where's mammy?!' . Mam and dad to them as in ' you all right mam?' .

wanderingwondering Fri 11-Dec-15 22:31:36

I still say mummy/daddy and I'm 34 blush. Not when referring to them to other people or in public though!
I probably had a mum/dad sabbatical period during my teens but it crept back in when I left home!
Dd is 6 and still says mummy/daddy.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 11-Dec-15 22:32:48

Are you American, Writer. As they often call their mum "mom and their dad " Daddy" don't they.

CwtchMeQuick Fri 11-Dec-15 22:34:00

I don't remember when I stopped saying Mommy. I think I switched from daddy to dad at about 8/9, I still say daddy sometimes though. I'm the only girl, all of my brothers have said dad from quite young.
DS is 3.5 and he calls me mom or mam or by my first name sometimes but it is mostly Mommy

Arkkorox Fri 11-Dec-15 22:34:50

Probably about 16/17, I call my mum motherduck now cause it makes her laugh and dad Is just dad. Till last year dps spoilt brat sister called their parents mama and dada confused

MatildaTheCat Fri 11-Dec-15 22:35:36

Well they stopped at about 5 I guess. However, I still refer to myself as mummy and dh as daddy. I think this got worse when we got the dog, 'go to daddy'!

Canyouforgiveher Fri 11-Dec-15 22:35:49

Used mum and dad more in my teens/early twenties but went back to mummy and daddy when they got older. Thinking about it, I think it was because the name felt more affectionate/loving.

My dh calls his parents mama and dada (as does a friend - I think it is an Irish thing) and he is old.

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