but I’ll do what I can to help the wee ones on their way to coolness.
I was thinking about this today, as I realized that all the cool kids are at BlogHer right now. Laughing it up in San Francisco. Enjoying the not 95 degree with 99 percent humidity weather. Sipping frou frou drinks. Being entertained by the witticisms of all those around them. Gnoshing on appetizer that usually only appear on the Food Network.
They’re the blog world’s version of the cool kids. And I’m not even hanging out with the band kids. In fact, I was at work today at 7am. I worked all day until I left to go to the wake for my friend D’s dad. My only entertainment comes from the wee ones and my husband. And appetizers? We don’t even serve them.
Back in high school, one way to know you were cool was to have a good nickname. I never really had a good one. For softball, my sweatshirt read “Shel” but few people actually called me that. It wasn’t until after I graduated college that I started to get some good nicknames. I’ll decline to share them with you for the moment, though.
The wee ones, on the other hand, have a plethora of nicknames. And they seem to stick fairly well, as even those outside my family periodically use the nicknames.
Below is the Tally:
1) Mister Man (duh)
2) T-Bass (thanks to my uncle)
3) Walnut (it will become clear shortly)
4) Tee (anyone think his name might start with that letter?)
5) Sweet Pea (only another year or two that he’ll answer to that, I think)
1) Little Miss (shocking)
2) Peanut (Walnut makes more sense now, doesn’t it?)
When I first started thinking about this, I was sure that Little Miss was going to have more nicknames than Mister Man, partly because of her personality (again, the stronger the personality and the more people are drawn to you, the more nicknames theory) but also because we call her by her given name much less often than we do Mister Man.
I sometimes wonder how many of the nicknames will still be with them as they grow older. Peanut is so contant with Little Miss that I have a feeling she’ll be a 6′ volleyball player still named peanut.
Mister Man, I don’t know. If he were to become a good sports player, he’s at least got a decent stock of nicknames to start with though. Doesn’t T-Bass just sound like a running back? And Tee works for so many sports. Sweet Pea I might have to let him give up though.