I think it’s all part of the parent code: having several pet names/ nicknames/ aliases, up our sleeves for our little rascals. Right? I have a list as long as my arm of these, but the one that sticks is ‘Bear’. Originating from the time my dad referred to our little family as ‘the 3 bears’. Truth be told, I call him bear so much, I often think perhaps that this should be his real name! Who knows, maybe one day he will introduce himself to the world as ‘Bear’, just like that adventurer dude Bear Grylls (his birth name was Edward don’t you know!).
Coming up in close second place to ‘bear’ is ‘Snotface’. Te he he. I’ll often receive very baffled looks from people when I happen to use this alias in public, & regularly people will comment & ask for an explanation (oh, judgy judgy!). I say it with the upmost affection & incase you’re wondering: this comes from the film ‘Drop dead Fred’. If you haven’t watched it, you’re missing out! (I generally find I’m in the minority of those who’ve viewed it) Better yet, here’s the trailer….all will make sense!
I loved this film when I was younger, so ‘Snotface’ has stayed with me. I’m not promoting imaginary friends, or ‘drinking a bowl of sick’ (that’s one for those of you reading this who are fellow ‘drop dead Fred’ fans!). & Obviously the perma-dribble of the ‘real-deal snot’ escaping his nose is partly to blame for this namesake!
Of course I appreciate there are some ‘names’ that are more appropriate & acceptable to be used when one can be overheard in public than others: ‘pooh bum’ for example, is one we reserve solely for use at home!
These are just 2 of our favorites, there are of course oodles of others on rotation…pickle, bubba, boo, boo-boo, booboo bum, Lord Muck, Lord Snotface, Muck lump (nana’s creation that one), SAUSAGE! Sausage dog…& so on!
What are your secret (or not so secret!) pet names for your little bundles of joy: sprogletts & partners? Mr. Cool Bananas is aka ‘bunny’, pertaining to the teddy bear he was inseparable from as a child!
I’m sure one day I’ll get around to writing something thought provoking & more profound as our ‘ordinary’ moments: when I’m not so mentally fatigued with matchsticks keeping my eyes open! Have a great week Errrbody!