I guess I am an old fuddy-duddy (37) but I grew up calling adults by their last names (Mr. and Mrs.), or with very close family friends being called "Aunt" and "Uncle." This still feels right for me, but I think I am in the distinct minority. Ds is only fifteen months old but when I speak "for him" I tend to say things like, "Thank you, Miss Laura" because often I don't even know people's last names. I just can't imagine ds's friends referring to me as "Melissa" especially when they get to be teenagers -- it just seems disrespectful somehow. What do you think?
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2/23/03 at 12:10am