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To not want to be called 'Mumma Bear?'

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GettingStuffDoneInSlippers Tue 13-Mar-18 12:54:27

It's a constant thing on my breastfeeding support group.

I see it constantly, "Don't worry, I think you've got this, mama!"

Or

"You are such a strong Mumma bear"

I cringe every time.

Surely I can't be alone in my dislike?

Someone even called me a fierce Mumma bear to my face in a group circle for mums last week grin

UnsuspectedItem Tue 13-Mar-18 12:59:06

"If I'm Mama Bear does that make DH Dad a Bear because they eat their own young"

That'll shut them up.

SomeKnobend Tue 13-Mar-18 13:00:00

Yanbu. I was going to say it's an improvement on mummy pig, but I see it's grown adults calling you this! I think I'd actually request mummy pig instead, they won't be able to call you that because it's kind of insulting, so hopefully it'll stop them calling you anything weird.

Sirzy Tue 13-Mar-18 13:01:27

Things like that make me leave groups!

TheQueenOfWands Tue 13-Mar-18 13:01:36

Bite them, shit in their garden and then eat all of their honey.

That'll teach them.

Alloftheboys Tue 13-Mar-18 13:01:37

OH went through a phase of referring to me as mummy pig.
Was ok till DS2 shouted "Oi pig mummy" at me 🐷

GorgeousJaws Tue 13-Mar-18 13:01:55

Did you post this exact same thing recently, seems identical?

Mumma bear would annoy me.

DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops Tue 13-Mar-18 13:04:37

"No, I'm a mother homo sapiens and I was under the impression I was at a mother's group.... unless I've accidentally wandered into the teddy bears picnic" should work. YANBU, "mumma" is so infantalised and sickly.

Thelampshadelady Tue 13-Mar-18 13:07:42

Yanbu.
I also hate ‘bubba’. Horrid.

MarshaBradyo Tue 13-Mar-18 13:08:38

Oh it’s bad

And those bloody Mama Bird tshirts all over mama blogs gneh

GettingStuffDoneInSlippers Tue 13-Mar-18 13:10:02

I also hate ‘bubba’. Horrid.

This is what my DH calls me grin

DullAndOld Tue 13-Mar-18 13:10:30

" Bite them, shit in their garden and then eat all of their honey.

That'll teach them. "

grin grin grin

GettingStuffDoneInSlippers Tue 13-Mar-18 13:11:07

Quick question, do real bears actually eat honey or is that just Winnie the Pooh? confused

gabsdot Tue 13-Mar-18 13:11:59

Yeah, I hate that expression too.

DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops Tue 13-Mar-18 13:12:34

I believe they do eat honey but I have my suspicions about marmalade sarnies

GettingStuffDoneInSlippers Tue 13-Mar-18 13:16:05

DSHathaway grin

LeighaJ Tue 13-Mar-18 13:18:42

Ugh I thought adults referring to people who aren't their Mother as Mama or Mama Bear was an American thing I was safe from over here. Guess not.

Sammymommy Tue 13-Mar-18 13:20:09

It reminds me of this.

yomadac.com/2018/02/07/mother-plans-to-give-child-to-adoption-if-she-hears-bubba-or-mama-one-more-time/

grin grin I think the anti mamma and bubba movement is a thing (and I bloody hate it. That makes me run away from new mums/breastfeeding groups)

Davespecifico Tue 13-Mar-18 13:23:20

It’s just a variation on hun.

anotherchangetomyname Tue 13-Mar-18 13:26:01

I hate it too. It's all over the breastfeeding/ attachmnet parent forums and groups. I did breastfeed and do gentle/ attachment parenting. But I am not a mama bear!

BoyWithApple Tue 13-Mar-18 13:26:49

I really dislike it, not as much as I dislike the phrase ‘yummy mummy’ though. Yummy? Ffs!

BoamFananas Tue 13-Mar-18 13:28:02

YANBU! My dsis calls my dn "xxx bear" it drives me bonkers!

"Me and xxx-bear had a lovely walk today"

Whhhhhhhy!

BuzzKillington Tue 13-Mar-18 13:32:03

God, that's awful.

Belongs in hell along with 'bubs', 'lil man' and hubby.

DiegoMadonna Tue 13-Mar-18 13:32:47

Me and xxx-bear had a lovely walk today

Sounds like the intro to a very weird porno

Tinkobell Tue 13-Mar-18 13:35:17

Weird. Sounds like a phrase coined from over the pond.....that should have stayed there!! why don't you suggest an animal alternative - like hot vixen or mama sex kitten, I think it's the bear thing that's killing it for me. It implies a large lumbering thing with a sore head!

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