Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Afraid

... that Ms. R's nickname will be RhiRhi. Already at school, her teacher writes "Rhi" on her art work. I know this is probably because she's trying to whip through it quickly ... but I still kind of grit my teeth together. However, I don't think Ms. R will be the one to perpetuate the nickname game. When I hear people ask her what her name is she will correct them over and over again until they get it right, almost yelling at the near the third correction. Very reassuring to a mother who hates it when people shorten names. This afternoon when she got into the car she asked me, "Mom, my nick name is Buettercup, right?" Which made me laugh, because that is what I call her fairly often. I derived it from the Princess Bride ... of course because Ms. R is a girlie little princess. And "princess" just seemed to generic.
I think I'm babbling ... I'm off to bed!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ya just have to be tough on the nickname thing. Just say NO her name is Rhiannon!!!! not anything else. people don't need to shorten the name if you'd have wanted it shorten you'd have called her that in the first place NO NICKNAMES!!!! I'm done ranting I love you KRISTA not kris love mom

Jenie said...

I totally do not understand this one at all, I shorten all my kids names at times. But I respect how you feel so I won't shorten your kids names.

Bultsma Family said...

I agree with Jenie...I think Rhi is so cute! But Ben feels the same way about nicknames, and purposley wanted our kids toe non-nicknameable names...but kids always come up with something...LOL. I won't nickname your kids, I promise.

Dawn said...

I manage to shorten all my kids names on a regular basis...so I don't understand your problem. It is, however, another piece of evidence that you are a mom clone=) Right MICHAEL not Mike???