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Do you call yourself 'mummy'?

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BitOfFun Fri 24-Jun-11 21:02:38

Just a light-hearted thread really. I was on my phone to Shiney recently while walking the dogs through the park. The puppy was trailing behind and I found myself calling her, "Pickle! Pickle! Come to mummy!"...

I can't tell you how much she ripped the piss out of me, but I had never given a moment's thought to the idea that I possibly sound like a complete lunatic.

So- what is the consensus?

misdee Fri 24-Jun-11 21:06:32

we say mum and dad as well.

multitask Fri 24-Jun-11 22:17:04

of course.. doesn't everyone?

BitOfFun Fri 24-Jun-11 22:19:07

Apparently not...but your replies are making me feel less daft, so thank you grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 24-Jun-11 22:19:50

Mammy here.

KnickersOnOnesHead Fri 24-Jun-11 22:36:39

Mummy here too!

WherecanIhide Fri 24-Jun-11 22:41:03

Yep, I'm 'mummy' and they are my 'girls' (I am aware they are dogs not humans grin )

BitterAndTwistedChoreDodger Fri 24-Jun-11 22:56:32

We are 'mummy' and 'daddy' but the DC still call us that so we kind of refer to each other as that in front of them any way. So that's how I justify it grin

Tuggy Fri 24-Jun-11 23:18:40

Yup mummy and daddy. What else would we be?!

Avantia Sat 25-Jun-11 08:35:39

Mummy !

Avantia Sat 25-Jun-11 08:37:12

and she's my ' beautiful girl' I have two DS so no way of offending any offspring smile

MindyMacready Sat 25-Jun-11 08:43:57

Loonies! grin

Pudding2be Sat 25-Jun-11 09:05:52

We are mum and dad, our parents and siblings are gran and grandad, aunty and uncle etc.

Yes I am a bit bonkers but I don't care lol grin

OnlyWantsOne Sat 25-Jun-11 09:10:01

My lab is like one of my children. I'm mummy. DP isn't daddy though

He would be very hmm

mumatron Sat 25-Jun-11 09:14:23

oh yes. dp looks at me like I'm insane when i refer to him as Daddy though.

the dc are the dogs brother and sisters too.

Tortoise Sat 25-Jun-11 09:17:40

No but I do call them my baby.blush

ImeldaM Sat 25-Jun-11 09:17:54

Definitely, DP is Daddy too grin

DooinMeCleanin Sat 25-Jun-11 09:18:00

Dh does. I don't. For once I am the sensible one. Although DH also very much believes that 'poppy woppy baby waby' aka the whippy one is his third child and she is very much treated like his third child, right down to being nursed to sleep in his arms while he sings her soothing lullabys hmm

This is the dog he made me promise faithfully would only stay a few days as we can't have two dogs grin

follyfoot Sat 25-Jun-11 09:19:18

Yep we are Mum and Dad, and the lovely lady at hydrotherapy is Auntie Sue blush

MumblingRagDoll Sat 25-Jun-11 09:28:22

I try and avoid it with the animals but I do think it....DH calls EVERY dog's owner his "Dad" or his "Mum".....we see a nice dog in the park and DH is all "Ah look...he's waiting for his Dad."

Reality Sat 25-Jun-11 09:30:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DrNortherner Sat 25-Jun-11 09:34:24

I never call myself Mum to the dog, you are all bonkers! <ignores the fact that I do a special dog voice from him in reply to me when I ask him questions'>

However, he does recognsie the words Mum and Dad, so when dh is on his way home I will say to the dog 'Where's Dad?' so he sits at the back door waiting....

memphis83 Sat 25-Jun-11 09:35:19

yes!! I was going for a walk yesterday and there was an elderly man helping resurface the path and their dog was in the van, the mans wife went to van and said 'Ok sweetie you be a good girl for your Daddy, and Mummy will cook you a nice lunch for your return!!' It made me feel very normal!

Hullygully Sat 25-Jun-11 09:36:46

Yep, Mummy to the dog, which is weird cos I'm Hully to the dc.

shineoncrazydiam0nd Sat 25-Jun-11 09:43:21

Far worse is when she is here and absolutely HAS to call her fella. Cue much eye rolling from me as she puts on a daft voice and they say ' Hi Baybeeee, luffs yewwww ' to each other - every hour or so grin

I will say 'Give it to Mummy' to my 4 year old and ' give it to me ' to my 13 year old...

To the puppy? ' GET THE FUCK OFF THAT'

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