ehowton (ehowton) wrote,
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Addressing a Decade-Old Conversation


I've been calling my daughter, "Ma'am" since she was born; before she could even understand speech. I do this for many reasons - One, being from Texas, its damn near automatic. Two, I hope it actively displays respect for her, and [when engaged in conversation] her opinions. Third, as all parents do, I hope to be a positive role model in her life She's a freshman in high school now which means I've been calling her, "ma'am" for 14-years. Yet sometimes, when I'm distracted, or excited, I will slip and call her "Sir." No, I don't know why. Perhaps its some unconscious patriarchal thing that has to do with my upbringing - I dunno. Regardless, for those of my friends who are pronoun sensitive, please understand its me, not you. I've been told, "Surely, after all this time, you should be able to get it right." Yes. I probably should. But if I occasionally slip up on my own daughter after FOURTEEN YEARS, I don't know what to tell you.
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