Do you ever have conversations with people and they refer to their parents like they are your parents and you all belong to the same family? I don’t know how to explain it but it happened to me today and I thought it very odd.
For example the person said something like this: “So I went with mom to the store”, “I stopped by mom and dads to help them mow their lawn.”
Why don’t they just say “So I went with my mom to the store.” or “I stopped by my parents to help them mow their lawn.”?
Is that weird to any one else? It presupposes a closeness that I want to distance myself from. That possessive pronoun is really important to me; let us not cast it off so casually.