Trendy Moms these days are into brunch, WINEEEEEE and apparently having their kids call them by their real first names instead of using Mom! The Daily Mail in the UK has been looking into the trend of young mothers dropping the word Mom because they say it makes them feel OLD. One mom Alexandra Shulman puts it:
‘It made me feel so old. I was in my late 30s — in my prime really — when I first asked them to stop. I didn’t look like a stereotypical, boring mum. I was incredibly bohemian with long, red hair and flowing skirts. People who didn’t know me were surprised I was a mother. Everyone assumes you’re rather strait- laced when they hear that word. And I didn’t want that.’
Apparently, it goes even deeper with moms wanting more of a friendship type relationship with their kids and less of the authoritarian role that the word Mom signifies.
Would you not raise hell if your kid was suddenly like “NO Karen, I will not eat my vegetables???”