Does anyone have nicknames for their kids?
After writing about my son I told him that now people across the country, even around the world know he’s the z-man.
His response surprised me; he groaned, rolled his eyes and said, “Moooooooommmm! Not the z-man!”I really didn’t think he minded the name. I don’t use it when we’re talking; he’s either Z or Zachary. Sometimes I’ll call him Sweetie or if he’s in big trouble I’ll say all 4 of his names.
After all I didn’t tell everyone that I called him ‘Zachy Wachy Pooh Bear’ when he was a baby and he loved it.
Z-man evolved as a part of my signature line when I was part of a mom’s email group in KC (they’re called the kcmms.) I wanted it to say something about being a mom and my kid. The line has changed over the years as he has grown.
It started as:
Faith>> Mommie to baby Z
Next it was:
Faith>> Mommie to little Z
He grew so much that he told me I couldn’t call him little Z any more. So, next it was:
Faith>> Mommie to Big Boy Z
Once he noticed that, he did not like it and I had to think long and hard for a better one. I came up with:
Faith>>Mom to the mighty Z-man
That has been my mom siggy line ever since.
Do you have a nickname or sweet name for your kids either in real life or cyber space?How do your kids like it?
OrIf you don’t have kids, did your parents have a nick name for you that you liked or hated?
I’m just wondering if most parents call their kids something besides their name and if most kids don’t like it?
No bad language names please, I don’t want to know about them.