I was thinking today about nicknames. I wonder what our new daughter's nickname will be?? Our other kids have them. In all cases, they seem to develop pretty much spontaneously. None of them seem to mean anything. For your fun and enjoyment, here they are...
Our son, age almost-5, used to have more nicknames, but they seem to be weeding out as he ages. Maybe I have some natural genetic thing that is intended to embarrass my kids less, but I seem to chill on the pet names as they get older. He started life as "munchkin", "munchykins," "chubba legs," bum-ba-lum," or "bum-bum." These days he seems to get called "buddy" or "bubba" when I feel like using a nickname.
Our daughter, age 1, started off in utero as "little lamb," but for some reason it stopped sounding right when she was born. She is now "pumpkin," "pumpykins," or "bubberstein." I totally stole that last one from another mom on the playground, by the way.
|Daddy, Pumpykins, and Bumbalum coloring|