From: Steven's Dad
I have the feeling I might appreciate this even more if I actually knew Steven's dad, but Steven is in the older preschool class and I only have a vague idea of which boy he is. And I haven't the faintest clue who his dad is.
But I can certainly relate to him! All of the kids in Alex's class call me "Alex's mommy" - as in, "Alex's mommy, look, I have a Cars shirt on today." And whenever I send out an email to the other parents, I always put "Alex's mom" underneath my name - otherwise, how will the parents know who I am?
It's a weird feeling to be known only for being a mom, at least in some circles. And I'm sure that's never going to change. I'll always be "Alex and Tyler's mommy" to some people.
The big question is: as the years go by, will I think of myself as "mommy" rather than Cathy? I don't think so. But I've been known to be wrong.
What have your experiences been?