Applause at your tap dance gr8Dad.
"Oh, well the MAJORITY is ALWAYS right, huh? Like slavery, the holacaust, etc" - For pete's sake man. It would be like you to bring in other issues that are irrelevant. As you do in other comments that you make. Yes, LB, that would be the exact thread I was referring too when I made the statement of seeing gr8Dad's comments. Assumptions, twisting, and stretching this WAY out of proportion seems to happen very often with gr8Dad. This only proves my point even more...either gr8Dad's way or no way. Guess the concept of majority rules passed on by.
"If YOU are comfortable with it, and the KID is comfortable with it, for it." --- Assumption. You have no idea what the kid is comfortable with OR if the child refers to her as Mom. "No, she REFERRED to the child as her son HERE. We do not know what she does in real life." - Twisting. Who cares what happens in real life?!?! We KNOW that she addressed this child as her son! That would be the problem that I, along with other had.
"I have done so when the "MY son/daughter" was stated in the CONTEXT of possession, and in the manner that the OTHER parent should have no say in matters. Completely different situation." - Hell I have no idea what to categorize this one under....Double standard? Its okay for him, but not okay for others to feel strongly about titles? Erm, really...possession. What part of the definition of "MY" do you not understand? My –pronoun 1.(a form of the possessive case of I used as an attributive adjective): My soup is cold. "My husband and I have primary physical custody" - was this statement not possessive enough for you? She doesnt have custody of this child. Her husband does. Not even this step parent is saying that the other parent should have no say nor does the poster imply any of the sort.
BTW, on a online forum, all you have is your words. Therefore, say what you mean.
But wait, hold the phone...majority is a concept??? "No, because the FACT is that a majority of the MEN on here don't CARE what they are called. There are one of two that have expressed concern, but the MAJORITY don't care." - Twisting, stretching and assumptions. FACT: I said "the majority of the comments on this thread alone" - Never said here...the entire user forum. I said this thread. When several men have the same opinion as women...could it be questioned that maybe you are wrong? OMG, the world just stopped spinning. :) Apparently you dont have to be around for ages to see that someone thrives on the drama, stirring the pot, and criticizing others... Which brings me to my next point.
"I did not criticize YOU, I commented on your STATEMENT." - Uhhh, seriously, do you know what criticize means?!?! Let me get that definition for you. Criticize –verb (used with object)1. to censure or find fault with. 2. to judge or discuss the merits and faults of: to criticize three novels in one review. I will fully admit that I am criticizing you and the poster.
For the record, I only feel that this poster has overstepped the boundaries of the step parent role due to how the "issue" was presented.