Life is too short: eat dessert instead
Oh, I've been bitchin about this issue for years, now. Mom is what you call your mother. A mother is what she is.Some guy on the news the other night read us a story about how a mom from sometown was arrested for doing something awful to her almoststillaninfant daughter.Yuh. A real mom.
It seems to denigrate and depersonalize the whole idea of mothers, in a strange way. It has even reached the level of the obituaries, I found a local one this week described as a 'good mom to her children"...
And on my way home from Flatland today I passed an SUV. It's license plate read LV2BMOM. Don't know if that's sposta be LIVE or LOVE, but still..............really?
It must be a northeast thing, around here they are all moms, I have never called my mom mother.
The issue, I think, is not what we call our mother, but what we call all mothers. "moms on parade", that sort of thing. "Mom of seven kids". My husband called his mother "mom" I called mine "mother" ("MO-ther" has such a nice whiney ring to it) and she (and her sibs) called their mother 'mum' which is more a Canadian thing, I think. Think of it this way, Harvey. Would you refer to Mother's Day as "Mom's Day"? Ron has it exact. Mom is what you call her, mother is what she IS.