Tuesday, January 13, 2009

blog envy

Ok, confession time. The more I look at blogs, the more I love what others are doing with theirs......and not what I'm doing with mine. I can't decide which direction to go: Witty, smart, emotional, politically-slanted, "newsy" about day-to-day life, autism-focused, preeclampsia-focused, preemie-focused..........? Consequently, you never know what to expect when you visit here, because from one post to the next, my take on things is entirely different. Some of the great bloggers I read just seem to have it "all together", at a time in my life when I don't feel like I do. Oh well.........

I have, though, decided on one thing I want to do. Lots of Moms who blog have such cool and creative "faux" names for their kids when they write. I know it's to protect identity, preserve privacy, etc, but I just love the names and have wanted something like this for a while. Now, I'm going to do it, so here goes:

My oldest has been referred to here only as A. He's 7 1/2, brilliant and talented, but diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (on the autism spectrum). I've searched for the right name to use for him, to sum him up in just one or two words, and it's tough. I've settled on Mr. Literal. That's him, in a nutshell. When he asks me what time it is, I look at a clock and say 4:15.....to which he'll reply "4:14". No fudging or estimating with this boy, it's either black or white and there's no in-between.

Hmm, now comes little E. He's nearly 5 (!), was my micropreemie, and has recently been diagnosed with ADHD (emphasis on the H, of course). He keeps us hopping, no question, and that's what led to my idea for his new blog name.......the Energizer Bunny. He just keeps going, and going, and going.........

So anyway, there it is. Hope you like the names, and that those of you who know us IRL will know who's who by the descriptions. I don't think you could ever mistake Mr. Literal for the Energizer Bunny. ;)

5 comments:

4onfaith said...

Love it!! Great idea!!! Perfect name choices btw!!

Amy said...

I LOVE it!

Lori said...
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Lori said...

Sorry I can't get my thoughts together to make anything make sense here lately. LOL!

What my now deleted comment should have said was

I love it! I guess if I had to give names to my boys then Hunter has already figured out a great one for Dalton.....

Tiny Tim.

lol I'm not really seeing in the humor in it at the moment but...whatever. lol

And I would most definetly blog about day to day stuff..that's the most fun! You never know what you're gonna get!

Lyndsey said...

I know what you mean, my blog is the same way. I've just kind of accepted that mine won't be quite as cool as some of the others.lol I've also thought about names for the girls so I can stop calling them C and L, but nothing has come to mind because I don't call them anything different at home, at least nothing that isn't interchangeable between them, like "sweetie". I like the names you chose!:)