One thing I can't stand is grown men calling me 'Mom.' As a matter of fact, I don't like anyone besides my children calling me 'Mom.'
The name is 'Terry.'
Today I took Child Two to the pediatrician, who came up to the receptionist's desk. He saw me standing there and said to her, "I need you for a second, but I'll wait until you finish with Mom."
Why do women cease to be women--persons in their own right--once they've given birth?
Call me 'Terry,' call me 'that broad,' but do not ever call me 'Mom!'