Hello to all Caregivers and Daddies, and also Mommies of course eh!
I would like to know how you would feel, or what would be your reaction if, for some reason, your Little was unable to call you "Daddy".. Or "Mommy" or whatever term of your choosing, that your Little would have a really hard time to say, no matter how he/she adores you. Would you be disappointed?
As we were trying to figure out what elements could help us enhance our new DDLG dynamic, I realized me calling my partner "Daddy" would never happen. For many different reasons that I won't discuss here of course, that range from past family issues to current self-consciousness because I'm an older Little. My partner did take the time to reassure me about this and told me he had no real desire to be called "Daddy" anyway.. The word - or the lack of this word I should say - doesn't influence the way he sees me, or us and I have other terms of endearment for him that he enjoys. Also, yesterday, he told me that so far this new dynamic has been very fun and enjoyable to him and it really made me so very happy!! =3 It has been to me too!!
But really, it bothers me. A lot of Littles use the word "Daddy" and I envy them. By being unable to use it myself, I feel like I'm missing the point.. I guess I also feel a bit guilty.. Do you think I should force myself to get out of my comfort zone and just say it? In a similar context, would you expect your Little to do so? How would you handle it..? How important is that word to you? I don't want to bring this issue to my partner yet another time because I'm afraid it would get old and boring but I would appreciate if caregivers here could share their thoughts with me.
Edited by Crafty_Pink_Bee, 06 June 2021 - 10:03 AM.