Monday, September 13

The Usual Suspects

I suppose it’s time to name the usual cast of characters in my life, to protect their identity, and so I can talk about them without raising eyebrows.

I came up with a nickname for my husband right off the bat, easy peasy, Mr. Motorcycle. If that doesn’t give you an idea of what his #1 love is (after me & the kiddo’s of course) you need to go back to school.

I had to think a little harder for my 12 year-old son. He will forever be known as Gameboy. It is a testament to his love of the actual device (we are looking into amputation) and really all games & sports in general.

My daughter, (just days from 9), was really the toughest nut to crack. I’ve come up with lots of names, Princess, Bunny (animal lover), Baby (really sweet child)…but have settled on Princess, it is the most fitting. It is not only what she would like to be, but is also how she expects to be treated - too bad she's got me for a Mama.

We have two male cats, they have very unique names that would be very easy to pin on me. Since practically nobody is reading this right now I thought of just leaving them alone, but since I didn’t get to name them originally (adopted shelter pets) I decided to do it here. I’ll call them Jack and Benny….it’s the best I could come up with under pressure, and I'm not feeling so creative right now.

There are others and I guess I’ll refer to most of them with general abbreviations/names ….and eventually some of them may get something better than general abbreviations, depending on how much they piss me off or if they’re really super wonderful nice.

So, that’s it, I’ve named the family….now what?

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