Hahaha! Sweet. Embarrassing, but sweet.
It might feel like it knocks the professionalism down a notch, but think of it this way:
Genghis Khan and his grandmother.
"Oh, Genghy! Your grandpappy and I are so proud of you. We love how you drive the peasants in front of your army as arrow fodder. Oooh, it's so impressive! Keep up the conquesting!"
"Grandmammy.... not in front of my generals..."
"Now, Genghy, is that a way to talk to your nana?"
"I'm sorry, Grandmammy..."
"Now, where's my kisses?"
Historically accurate. I read it on a scroll or Animal Planet or something.