Having kids has been fun. One of the best parts of parenting has been the nicknames we’ve come up with for our offspring. Over the 11 years that my husband & I have been parents, we’ve come up with so many silly phrases and pet names for our kids. Of course, now that I’m trying to remember them, they are eluding me a bit. That’s why I wanted to write a little post about the nicknames we make up for our yunguns. It seems that the older they get, the less we remember about the sweet nothings we whispered to them early on.
Our first child, Amber, enjoyed the following nicknames: Beautifuls, Amby-Bamby, Cupcake, Monkey’s Bug, Adja Bunny (her middle name is Adja), Amberina Ballerina, and Buggy Pie. I know there were more. Gosh! It’s hard to remember them all! She never had any “bugs” or anything. Sometimes it feels like our toddlers are bugging us a little… even though we adore them. Hence the nicknames with the word “bug” in them. Now I wish I could have her back as a little toddler to “bug” me for a day or two! But I do love the 11-year-old she has grown into, and dearly!
Our second child, Zane, who is now 8, was dubbed Mister Mister since the day he was born (wasn’t that an ’80s band?). We also called him M.B. II (Monkey’s Bug part two) and Mister Snuggles. Nowadays I call him my little Handsome Man or just Handsome. Well, he is! I think he likes it best when I call him Z-Man.
Little Gryphon has inherited the infamous family moniker of Monkey’s Bug. Of course there’s the nickname Gryphy, as well as Dolly Faced Baby and The Baby. As in, The Baby, come and eat your high fiber toddler cereal. I love you very much, The Baby. Use of “The Baby” as a nickname has, unfortunately, tapered off in recent months now that The Baby is three and one-half. Sigh. Now if only The Baby could get over his poopy problems- namely, ongoing constipation issues despite his parental units doing everything right.