I Call My Parents a Version of …

First I will say that I know some people have two parents of the same gender so there may not be a correct answer in my choices list so feel free to leave a comment if you use something else, however, this plight is because of my watching “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” As I’m watching the reunion show, which I’m finding out eventually might get as many episodes as the normal series (Jersey had three reunion episodes, not counting the “Lost Footage” show), Teresa Giudice started referencing her parents as “Mommy and Daddy,” and I have to say that I found it a little weird – a 40 year old lady calling her parents “Mommy and Daddy.” “Mom and Dad,” a “Mother and Father” fine, but “Mommy and Daddy” almost filters back to her being an 8 year old girl crying to her parents. I was trying to think of the last time I called my parents that and it had to be the pre-teen years, and I’m thinking the same is for my sister.

I did have a friend who called his parents by their first name, which I also find a little weird, but hey, what do I know? I guess I just found it a little weird, and then wondered how other people reference their parents, and so I plight: I Call My Parents a Version of …

That’s it for this plight! I’m The Dude on the Right!! ┬áL8R!!!