What do your kids call you? How are you listed in their contact information on their phone?
One of our moms asked those questions and hundreds of other moms responded. And we so love the creative nicknames that our beloved children come up with, we had to share.
While we’d like to believe that their loving monikers refer to our superpowers, we’re not at all convinced that our kids would agree with that assessment. In collecting pet names that kids use for their moms, we saw a coalescing around certain mom themes.
- Mom Destroyer of Joy
As befits our role as enforcers, we moms often get tagged with the names that reflect our abject cruelty. Judging by the number of variations on these, clearly our children think that we are relentlessly mean, but not simply mean, we are, in fact, the murderers of all fun.
Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds
Dream Crusher or Squasher
No Fun Square Pants
The Evil One
Quasher of Dreams and Souls
Meanest Mom EVER on the Planet
2) Mom Ruiner of All Things
Those little treasures of ours can also be a tad judgmental and that’s often reflected in their pet names for us.
The God of All Road Trips Ruined
The Worst Mom in the World
3) Mom So Not Fun and So Not Funny
In addition to our inconceivable cruelty, we are unfortunately also seriously embarrassing, completely crazy and to top it all off we are neither fun nor funny.
So Not Funny Mom
No Fun Bus
The Enemy of Fun
No Fun Mom
Mom, Don’t Do That!!!
4) Mom the Worrier
We are worriers and our children know it. Clearly, some take kindlier to the ‘hovering” and the catastrophizing than others.
Queen of Concern
Miss Worse Case Scenario
5) Mom the Creator
Our favorite is when our kids refer to us by the descriptor that defines our relationship with them.
We say moms, wear your labels with pride because if we are sucking the joy out of their lives, and ruining…well, literally everything, it means we are doing this job correctly.
What do your kids lovingly call you?