Not long ago I met my friend’s young children for the first time.
Now it’s quite common for kids to call their parents’ friends aunty and uncle.
This 9 year old was different. After his mum asked him to say hello to aunty, his reply instantly was ‘She’s not my aunty!’
I can’t say he was wrong at all! I am certainly not related to him in any way.
My friend looked a bit shocked and embarrassed so I just calmly said to him ‘That’s fine, call me Mrs. S’
And that’s what he’s been happily calling me since.
The way kids relate to people can be so interesting at times!
Posted anonymously, 16th April 2014