When do you become "ma" and not "mom"??



difficult child has been calling me "ma" lately. What happened to mom?
Does anyone else get called "ma"?
When he wants something he calls me mommy. lol


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He probably thinks it sounds more macho!

I went from Mommy, to Mom.......and now (to grandchildren) Mama!

I answer to anything, lol. DDD


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I get "ma" from my 3 year old and the rest, all the way up to my 12 year old, still call me "Mommy". Now I just have to get her back on track. : )
This question is hilarious.

I was "mommy" to Copper all the way until she was 14 or 15, then I was finally "mom". I'm still not "ma" to her.

Tink, on the other hand, was calling me "mom" by age 3. And is now calling me "ma".

I still want to be "mommy" to her. She is only 6, for crying out loud.


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I went from ma ma to mommy to mom and back to mommy with my oldest when he hit boot camp. It was the oddest thing to see! Suddenly in his letters home I returned to the mommy of his youth...lol.

I am still listed as Mommy in his cell phone.

With Cory, I was ma ma then mommy then Ma and now I am (in my best southern accent) Mawma. That one is said when he wants something.


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My youngest used to call me , Mama, but said with an accent the way Elvis might say it! So cute! -Alyssa