If You’re Not My Kid, Please Don’t Call Me “Mom”

Updated: Jan 6, 2020

The dentist peered in my child’s mouth, then turned to me. “Hey, Mom, you did a good job, no cavities!” I brought my kids for a check-up recently, and our wonderful pediatric dentist warmly complimented me. But why on earth did he call me that? And why did it irk me?

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