The first day of school and I already noticed a crazy theory...
Mrs. A. (but a different one from last time) English.
We were talking about how in our summer read, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the main character calls his father and mother, "Father and Mother". First of all, they didn't take into account that the book was written by a British schoolboy, and that the way they address their parents is bound to be different from the way we talk to them here in America. Secondly, my teacher says:
"I just can't see, like, how you could, like, have a close relationship with someone you called "Mother".
Do you agree?
My progression: Around age 3, "Mommy", around age 12, "Mom", around age 16, "Momma". Although sometimes the "Mommy" just slips out;)