A rose by any other name … Storytime on lil Jilly’s blog – Random things I’m thinking about …
When B and I got engaged, one of the first things my soon to be mother-in-law said to me was “well don’t call me mom, you’ve already got one of those”. I was immediately offended because I am oh so sensitive and wear my heart on my sleeve. I know we were only 19& 20 and she thought we were too young to marry but dang talk about putting up an immediate wall.
I grew up calling my friend’s moms “mom” most of the time. As a term of endearment. Not everybody is so keen on that idea.
Maybe there are more people out there like my mother-in-law where names or how you address someone is rigid/formal dare I say cold? It’s sad to me when people have been married for years with children and grandchildren and everything that life puts you through who still address their mother-in-law as Mrs. <insert last name>. At least Mary let me call her by her first name. And now thanks to the kiddos, she is MoMo.
I surely do not want to be called Mrs. Dub. By anybody! Nope, that’s not for me. I’d like a fun nickname. Oh wait, I’ve got several of those. Y’all know that I have a thing for nicknames. Jilly, J-Dub, Jilly-Willy, Chili, and more.
You might also know I disliked my name growing up. Mainly because of all the Jack & Jill kidding I put up with. Oh how unoriginal boys in the 4th grade. Yes I have my crown and my pail of water. Lol.
I also have Ponyboy, Lulu, or B / Big B squared who have forgotten what their real names are because they go by these nicknames. My newest Tia, Auntie Renee is the same with nicknames.
So, what do you say party people? What’s your preference? Formal, informal, or something in between. Like the ole gag says, you can call me anything, just don’t call me late for dinner.
Ba-dum-tis went the drums and the cymbals.
As always, more to come.