Background: We were having a conversation at Element Tattoo. Wise was explaining something to S about something B said or did.
Nope. Okay more elaboration.
Wise is my daughter-in-love. She was telling Lulu’s friend S about something involving B but she blanked on his name. I helped her out by telling S that Wise meant B.
Wise says “I forget his real name. I never call him by it. He’s just DAD”.
I am one verklempt momma.
Reminds me of a time when Pony told me his mother-in-law had taken to calling him son. He said it felt nice but he worried I would mind. Whadda you think folks? I cried! Happy tears though because my boy was accepted as part of the family. I am big enough to share. A guy should be so lucky as to have two fantastic moms. Am I right?!?!?!
Not everyone gets that. I was told immediately by my mother-in-law when B and I announced our plans to wed, “Don’t start calling me mom, you already have one of those” Iced out from the start. Of course, PoPo was always dad before he was PoPo. He never minded.
Boils down to what one is comfortable doing. Addressing the in-laws by Mr and Mrs seems a bit formal. First names were hard for me because growing up, that was not considered respectful. I never called any adult by their first name. Well not without Aunt or Uncle in front of it. I just assumed B’s parents would be mom and dad to me too. I got over it though with some practice.
Just know how you address someone is important. Family is more than blood or at least it can be. Open your hearts, embrace who is brought into your lives. I did and now I am that much better for it.
The following is the outcome of our time at Element tattoo. T’was a banner day in the Dub household. We are three December birthday angels. Next year is my turn 🙂