Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pet Names

I know my posts are always about my babies, but what can I say; the boys are my favorite topic of conversation these days. Also I started this blog so the people in our lives who can't see the boys on a regular basis can keep up to date on their progress and see a few pictures at the same time.
It's also a place to record my thoughts, no matter how silly they may seem. Take the other day for example; I said something to David and suddenly realized how many pet names I have for the boys and for the objects and happenings around us. When did I get this bad? Was it gradual, or was I an instant freakshow mama? I have so many names for the babies and use all of them. Here are some of the names on my list:
*Sweet Pea
*Sugar-Plum and Sugar-Plummy-Plum

If that wasn't bad enough, I have pet names for other stuff, such as:

*juice is Juicy, never just juice
*bedtime is Beddy-bye
*crib is Cribbie
*nap is Nappy-pie
*snack is Snack-a-roo

I don't know where I got this from; I'm pretty sure my mom never used pet names like this. My husband occasionally shakes his head when I utter some of these, and smiles to himself. On the inside I know he is thinking "you're such a freak!"
Now that the boys are a year, I am going to try and wean myself off this silly talk. They have known and responded to their names for a long time now, so I don't think the silly names confuze them; I just think it's time for me to STOP. :D

1 comment:

chantal said...

i think pet names come with mommy-hood!!! I do it all the time. Not as bad as when the kids were little but I do it. Sometimes I find myself giving my hubby instructions like he is a little kid...or filling his cup only half full and telling him not to happens. its part of being a good mom. I dont reemember my mom doing it either but i am sure she did!!