How to address relatives

Jill Wadsworth jill at
Thu Sep 2 23:43:33 EDT 1999

>I remember being shocked when my younger sister insisted on doing it -
>calling Mum Margaret. But I notice all of my children have done it at one
>point or another. Its very effective for gaining attention - it seems I pay
>more heed to a cry of "Anita" than I do to "Mum". Pip, nearly 3, still
>us Anita and Tom consistently. Geordie, 5, does it occasionally; David, 9,
>rarely or never.

Of course, get your mother's attention in a busy place, you almost have to
yell her name rather than Mom. Too many other moms and children.

JIll Wadsworth

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