No Mrs. Cleaver Here: My Kids Are on a First-Name Basis with Me
My friend Kathy Buckworth loves to tell this story about my eldest son who is 11. When we were on the Disney Dream together, my son couldn't find me and he turned to Kathy and said: "Do you know where Emma is?"
Shocked at the use of my first name, Kathy said, "You mean your mother? Do you always call her by her first name?"
My son answered: "Well, that is what Michael calls her."
"Who is Michael?"