I’m personally not a big fan of nicknames, which is why it was so important for me to choose names for our children that couldn’t be shortened or altered in any way. So when Eric started calling our son “Bubba”, I’m sure you can just imagine my annoyance. Over time it became more tolerable, although I would NEVER call him that myself. It wasn’t until “Sissy” came along that the nickname pretty much became ingrained in our house, as I too started referring to him as “Bubba”—not my proudest moment! I find it a tad bit unfortunate that our children--who were given strong, respectable names--will forever be known in our household as simply “Bubba” and “Sissy”. :-)
Not only has Avery had the great misfortune of being given a nickname that is also commonly used to describe a man who is weak in mind and body, but her daddy has added injury to insult by giving her yet another (not so feminine) nickname--SPIKE! Seriously, what's wrong with Princess, Cupcake, or even Sweetcheeks?!?!? But I guess "Spike" remains consistent with the other nicknames he's given to our children--like "Killer" for example! Sheesh!
In the past couple of weeks, Avery has been sporting a very interesting hairdo. It is growing out quite a bit on the top, but it doesn't matter how much you try to comb it over to the side, both sides of of her hair automatically shift back towards the center, giving her this very awkward line down the middle of her head that bears an uncanny resemblance to that of Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley. Hopefully everyone reading this has at least heard of Laverne and Shirley or else I'm going to feel SO OLD! But just in case, here is a picture of Squiggy and his tiny little look-a-like.
This little hair malfunction has inspired me to play "up" her natural hair "line" a bit. It was by accident one day this week after her bath that I realized how her hair naturally wants to form a mohawk when you run a comb through it. Just for fun, I decided to leave it--and two days later--not ONE hair was out of place!
I think that mohawk is ADORABLE on Avery!!!! Even through the pictures you can tell she feels "spunkier"! TOO CUTE!
Oh Catrina. That baby girl is so beautiful.
Now THAT is funny!
A toast to Spike! HA!
I used to watch Laverne and Shirley so don't feel old. Aww crap, we are the same age! Maybe we ARE old! :) Hee hee!
My Wine Personality:
For the most part I’m a chardonnay, as I consider myself to exhibit a somewhat sunny and mellow disposition (most of the time), but because I find a tremendous amount of joy out of showering my two kids with hugs and kisses, I also possess the subtle sweetness often found in a riesling. But don’t be fooled. I love a great outdoor adventure and am willing to try anything once. This occasional display of boldness is thought to match that of a cabernet, whereas my appreciation for nature suggests that I have an earthy component to my personality—very characteristic of a merlot. (more)