4924) I've been out to my mother for around 6 months, but have been asking her to use my preferred pronouns for only a few. I get that it's hard for her to change them immediately, but she doesn't use them very often. When she does she makes it like some kind of joke and calls me her "little they" or something like that and laughs about it. I laugh too, but it secretly really hurts how she just can't use my pronouns and has to make them seem like a joke.