From @WWMDtv–The idea for this blog arrived via a girlfriend’s 3:30PM email that was subject-lined: “Yuck-Who says that?” Very few would carry on with their other Chrome tabs after locking eyes with those four words. I certainly welcomed the procrastination. And you know what? There’s absolutely no point in me stalling you further with semi-wit. Just take a look at this sh-t.
My reaction to that was as follows:
did this really just happen ??!??????????
*dives six feet under*
Woo, I swear that cackle gave me Teyana Taylor abs for six hundred seconds of my life!
After all my girls’ typed out hoots piped down, me gots ta thinking. Though the opening 5th grade compliments of that lil love letter are quite entertaining, the use of the noun ‘mommy’ is what really gave me a belly ache. Those two exclamation points definitely upped the ante, but really Mister Blurred Name is not the sole fellow to utter this maternal moniker. I became curious to know if un-prefaced by the above silliness, women could handle hearing “mommy” (not to be confused with “mami”) tumble out a suitor’s mouth— without their hormones flatlining.
So I reached out to some gal pals outside the original email chain for their feelings on men who’d rather not use “mother” or “mom.” Here are their thoughts…
“Ick! Not normal. Screams mommas boy. Key word: boy. After a certain age, I need him to get off the teet. He should view her as someone he looks up to. His Mother. Mommy says he is still dependant/needs her to nurture him. Or, that she views him as her replacement “man”. Think : Terrence J on Think Like A Man. That’s an instant vag-dryer-upper.” —Shayla, 26
“I think it’s normal. it’s hard to ditch what you grew up calling one parent. I’m not leaving Luke James cause he calls his mom “mommy” lol. It also depends on how they say it. I’ve heard guys say mommy in a non-feminine way. It’s not like they’re speaking in a baby voice! I don’t think a guy should give up what he’s been calling his mom for 20-30 years b/c it makes the woman feel weird. It’s learned behavior. some guys switch to “ma” or whatever; others it’s more difficult. It’s not really a dealbreaker for me.” —Clover, 28
(Continue reading at WWMD…)