Don't Call Me "Kiddo"

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a poem about pet names


Don’t Call Me “Kiddo”

I’ve noticed a verbal faux pas of late,

I’m reasonably sure it’s something I hate.

Of all the pet names that could possibly be uttered,

this is the one that you shouldn’t have muttered.

Back in the day, when I was a child,

parents opened their mouths and it seemed quite mild.

Then as a teen, it still was ok,

It didn’t bother me on any given day.

But the years have flown by, although time has been kind,

I’m getting to the point where I really do mind.

The reference is “kiddo” and it grates on my nerves,

So please pay attention; I’m a woman with curves!


Copyright © 2011 Lvanhorn All Rights Reserved


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Don Simkovich 5 years ago from Pasadena, CA

This is great! I call kids "kiddo" all the time. That way, I don't have to think of calling them anything else ... like their real name!


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writinginalaska 5 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thanks so much for stopping by Don and so glad you enjoyed my latest poem. ;)


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

I agree, kiddo is a childish name to call an adult. But to me it's not as patronizing as honey, dearie or sweetie. :)


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writinginalaska 5 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you for stopping by drbj, hope you liked the poem too ;)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Cute poem! I too hate being called kiddo.


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

A favorite uncle used to call me Kiddo all the time, and I never mind it these days...it's sort of like comfort food and it brings back good memories. I sometimes call others by that pet name. Nobody's hit me yet for it, but maybe I should be a bit more sensitive, just in case. Nice poem!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Funny stuff. Interesting that kiddo bothers you the most. Not "babe" or "toots"? Those seem to drive women crazy. Maybe someday you'll want to be called kiddo again. Or not. Either way, cheers.


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writinginalaska 5 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

Toots? Oh God i shudder to think, thank goodness noone has called me that one yet lol that and Hun, I may have a few new one to dislike. thanks for stopping by Doug.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Love this, there are just some names that you hate, my own hated is pleasantly plump, who me or that stuffed turkey?


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writinginalaska 5 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

chuckles, that's a good one Bluestar. thanks for stopping by, and glad u liked it.


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tgopfrich 5 years ago from Stettler, AB

that was pretty good :)


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writinginalaska 5 years ago from southeast Alaska Author

thank you tgopfrich, glad you liked it. stop by anytime. lvh

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