Saturday, September 8, 2012

Do You Call Your Mother-in-Law Mom?

bride and mom jumping
princess diana and the queen
While I was getting my hair cut last weekend, I was talking to my hair stylist about her wedding plans when all of a sudden I just had to know: was she planning on calling her mother-in-law Mom? She laughed and said she's going to keep calling her mother-in-law by her first name. I call Alan's parents Mr. and Mrs. Pies, which sounds terribly formal when I say it out loud, but calling them by their first names also sounds weird to me. My cousin who's been married for over four years still calls her in-laws Mr. and Mrs., too! Do people call their in-laws Mom and Dad anymore? Do you/will you? If not, what will you call them? I'm so curious.

(top photo by Brad Ross, bottom photo via Birmingham Mail)

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Mine live in Texas so I only see them about once a year. Usually I call them "your mom and dad."

2busy said...

I call them by their first names.

Lyndsay said...

First name.
(love that picture of the queen by the way - I've never seen that one!)

Sobrina Tung said...

haha, Rachel, I usually call Alan's parents that too because I don't know what to call them! I think I'm going to join the rest of the 21st century though and start calling them by their first name.

Andrea said...

It was really weird for me when I was married to my ex...I think I avoided calling them anything like the plague. UNTIL I had my son, then I called them Gammy and Granddad, since my son always seemed to be around. What a relief! My ex's grandparents were Nana and Granddaddy from day 1 though.

Michelle Nicholas said...

I call Korb's Mom my "other Mother". :)

JRay said...

I call my husbands parents by first names, but I refer to his grandparents as gum and grand dad.

Sobrina Tung said...

Gum--that's so cute :) I've never heard that before.

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