Thank you, Chris for this adorable graphic!
Since it came up in recent comments, I thought I would once again do an entry explaining the names of my kids as you see them here in my journal.
As a safety precaution, I only use nicknames for the kids here online.
My Hubby has a penchant for calling everyone by a nickname, whether they know it or not, or like it or not!
It began in his youth, and he grew up with a crew of names you just wouldn't believe. To give you a sample, of just a few, there was Big Pie, Little Pie, Cupcake, Pivot, Sidewinder, Pugsly, Frozz, and yes, there are even more. Some lucky people had more than one!
But, I digress, back to the kids...
Hammer is actually short for Hammerhead for my eldest son.
As a baby when he was really hungry he used to thrash his head about like a shark as you tried to get the bottle in his mouth! Then, as a toddler, he totally fell in love with the hammerhead shark after seeing one at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
Fuzzy for my middle son, is from the rhyme 'Fuzzy Wuzzy was a Bear', which I am sure you all know and love. Middle son has been wearing his head shaved in a crew cut since first grade, and the name has just stuck.
Fuzzy has another nickname that Hubby uses just as frequently, which is 'Frigerator'or 'The Fridge'. Yes, because he is built like one, much like Hubby! And, also 'Devil Child' because he loves the NJ Devils and has always been the devilish one, behavior wise. My little smart alec and prankster.
Last, but certainly not least, would be our baby, and only girl. She actually does have a few nicknames that use her name that I cannot share, but Hubby started to call her 'his little Pumpkin Muffin' after he found this really yummy sweet pumpkin muffin at Au Bon Pain in NYC!
In the journal I have shortened it to Pumpkin, which can also be confusing because we have an all black cat named Pumpkin that we got in October of '95. lol
Pumpkin also gets called 'The Warrior Princess', like Zena, but imagine with more of a flair, and 'Grandma mini-me' because she is just like my mom. Scarily so, on occasion! Another nickname is Brunhilda because she is a Teutonic Warrior Princess, of course.
Have you gotten the idea that she is a tough little girl? I guess you have by now... Following two brothers, she was NOT to be outdone, physically, mentally, emotionally, or verbally, and never has been!
So, that is nickname thing for the kids!
Do I have a nickname from Hubby? Yes, the usual, 'hon' or 'babe' that most wives get, but I have two silly nicknames also.
The first is from the Rugrat years, when our tv was perpetually on Nickolodeon and the Rugrats seemed to be always on the tube! It is Mommy-Reptar, and he still occasionally will call me that.
The other is from another tv show, this time Cartoon Network, 'Ed, Edd, and Eddy' and Hubby will regularly call me Ed or Eddy depending on his mood! Ed, when he is more reflective and quiet, and a resounding EDDY at the top of lungs when really happy or trying to annoy me. Which is a lot. @@
I hope that cleared things up for those of you who asked!