A Michigan mother of five decided she wants to be a man, and now she’s opening up about how much she loves when her kids call her both mom and dad.
Formerly Erica Maison, the 40-year-old mother now goes by Eric Maison, and began her social transition in 2015. She began her medical transition in 2016, according to ABC News.
The Michigan mother, who has been undergoing hormone treatment for 25 months and had an operation to remove her breasts, told ABC News that her kids still call her “mom” but sometimes call her “Daddy Mom” or “Mommy Dad,” which she loves. It’s “absolutely adorable,” she said.
“It has been great watching him [Eric] finally find himself and be free to live his authentic truth,” Les Maison, Eric’s husband, told ABC News.
Eric told the outlet she was inspired to transition after her 16-year-old son decided he wanted to be a girl. Eric fully supports her son going through hormone therapy to become a female, ABC News reported. Maison alleges that her son Corey has identified as female since he was two years old. Corey has been receiving hormone therapy for two and a half years and hopes to soon have surgery to remove his male genitalia.
Corey told ABC News that the family will still celebrate Eric on Mother’s Day Sunday.