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when do kids stop calling you mummy and call you mum?

(42 Posts)
lovelysongbird Thu 17-Jul-08 11:06:06

i love the word mummy.

sagacious Thu 17-Jul-08 11:06:54

Age 6

(ds aged 6 years 2 months)


FromGirders Thu 17-Jul-08 11:07:12

ds is just turned five and slowly changing to mum [sniffle].

MrsTittleMouse Thu 17-Jul-08 11:08:35

My aunt still mourns the fact that her boys call her "mum" now and not "mummy" and they are all in their thirties! grin
I'm sure I'll be just as bad when my DDs call me "mum" though.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Thu 17-Jul-08 11:08:45

DS1 stopped at about 5 and a half I only get mummy now in that whinging I'm ill/got a cut/banged my elbow voice.

mumblechum Thu 17-Jul-08 11:09:26

I can't get ds to call me mum. I was mummy tillhe was about 10, now I'm Mumbles or just 'Bls.

Divvy Thu 17-Jul-08 11:10:32

If my 19 and 16 year old call me mum, I just give them a look and they add -me on the end!

Of course if they are wanting something its always mummy wink

themildmanneredjanitor Thu 17-Jul-08 11:11:26

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Romy7 Thu 17-Jul-08 11:14:43

i'm still mummy here - oldest is approaching 9 and shows no sign of changing...

Lazycow Thu 17-Jul-08 11:15:46

Ds is only 3.5 and strted this when he went to nursery at 3 sad. He still calls me mummy when he is upset or unhappy but about 50% of the time it is mum !

ChopsTheDuck Thu 17-Jul-08 11:28:47

oldest didnt start calliny me mum until she was about 6, then the others just picked it up from her. sad My dts used to call me Mama cos they couldn't manage 'y's on the end of words, and I loved that. sad

MamaG Thu 17-Jul-08 11:31:13

My DD is 9 and its about 50/50. I used to tell her I didn't like beign calle dMum but she said saying mummy made her feel lik ea baby, so I said it was ok

Half and half as I say

DS age 4 still calls me mummy but he's starting school in september (sob) so it won't last.

ShrinkingViolet Thu 17-Jul-08 11:33:10

DD1 (at nearly 15) still calls me Mummy - admitttedly it's usually a Mumeeeeeeee, can I have..... but it's still Mummy.

streakybacon Thu 17-Jul-08 11:48:13

I've never been Mummy (or Mammy as it would be round here). Always Mam, from the first time he said it.

mumblechum Thu 17-Jul-08 12:12:11

Where are you Streaky? Is that a Lancashire thing?

IHadABetterNameButYouStoleIt Thu 17-Jul-08 12:13:31

mine calls me mam now at four years! although she also calls me aunty x and nana sometimes too!!!!

streakybacon Thu 17-Jul-08 13:33:31


Actually, he did have a brief spell of calling me Mum when he started reading - all the mums in the books were called Mum so he tested it out for a while then went back to Mam. I prefer Mam grin.

Pheebe Thu 17-Jul-08 17:53:09

be grateful, i have a friend who still calls ner mum mummy (we're nearly 40 shock) worse still, her dad refers to his wife as mummy when talking to my friend about her hmm

Ewe Thu 17-Jul-08 17:57:08

Never if you're like my XP - calls her Mummy at the grand old age of 28.

OverMyDeadBody Thu 17-Jul-08 18:02:41

DS prefered mum from about 3 <sob> but now refers to me by my name to ther people shock, but still calls me mum!

My sister is 24 and still calls my parents mummy and daddy hmm

Takver Thu 17-Jul-08 18:42:41

Never been Mummy, originally called me Mum, now usually calls me by my name. For some reason she has always called DH by his name, never Dad, I always wonder if people think he isn't really her father . . .

squeaver Thu 17-Jul-08 18:43:57

About 3.6 in our house, it seems...

ByTheSea Thu 17-Jul-08 18:45:29

I'm still waiting (and so is DH for Dad instead of Daddy)...

DS1 is 12, DS2 is 11, DD1 is 9 and DD2 is 6. hmm

HumphreyCushioni Thu 17-Jul-08 18:48:55

50% of the time I'm Mum.
40% I'm Mummy.
10% I'm Mummy Gorgeous (usually when they want something, have broken something, have broken their brother, or have some good snitching info to divulge) grin

Children are 12 and 10.

unfitmother Thu 17-Jul-08 18:51:15

When they start school. sad

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