We had a great time at my good friend Kara’s house this past weekend (she is an amazing cook check her blog out at La Mia Tabella). Her kids are just darling and Taryn had a great time! (this is the best we could do to get them all in one photo…ha!)
While we were there we got to talking about what people are teaching their children to call adults in today’s world. When we grew up we were always taught to call adults by Mr. and Mrs. and then their last name (e.g., Mr. Smith). However we all agreed (and keep in mind it could have been the wine) that sometimes that can feel a bit formal. I know that some people have their kids still say Mr. and Mrs. but then use the first name (e.g., Mr. Mike or Mrs. Sara).
Maybe it is because Taryn is still so young but both options just feel weird to me. I’m self admittedly a girl that values good manners, respect for our elders and tradition and that said am struggling with what adults should be called in today society. What do you teach your children to say when addressing adults?