Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nickname Pressure

Devin has some crazy nicknames for me.  Some are sweet, funny, cute, but mostly, he just has a lot of them.  I, on the other hand, have none for him.  It's kinda been a joke because I have plenty for our kids:  Jaxon, Jax or Stookie; Henry, Wen Wen or Wennie.  For some reason, I just haven't found one for Devin.

Now that we have been married for so long {5 year--long, I know} and I only call him by his name, there is all this built up pressure to come up with something good.  He says it should come naturally, but after 5 years it still hasn't come!  I've tried to say, what if I call you this or that, but he says I shouldn't "make an announcement" about it because that ruins it.  Pressure!  He says there's no pressure, but there totally is.

Fresh off our honeymoon he called me Freak in the Sheets in front of his parents and I wanted to DIE!  Now he pulls that stuff all the time and it's not a big deal, but then, wow.  I couldn't have been more embarrassed!

So, last night we were talking about it and he was listing all the things he calls me:  Sweets, Ruthieannie, Sweetums, McSweets, Sexy Malexie.

I laughed and asked him how to spell that last one and he said, "I don't even know how to spell real words."

True, very true.  He's known for being kind of a terrible speller, but that's fine because he teaches math anyway!

The other day when Jaxon wrote his name on the fridge with letter magnets Devin said in kindergarden he just put a D on his paper because he didn't know how to spell his name.  He claims he could do addition and subtraction though.

But, I don't know how to spell it either.  It's made up anyway, and it rhymes with sexy, so just sound it out.

4 comments:

The B Team said...

I love nick names! Some of Devin's are pretty original. I went through a phase where I called Jason Pokemon characters...mainly just to anger him;)

Josh and Elisha Sandberg said...

You know our family is all about nicknames. If it makes you feel any better I don't have a nickname for my dad. Everyone else does, but I have remained boring and just called him dad. Also, I have lots of nicknames for Josh but he says he wishes I would just call him by his name. Thats just too bad for him because I only call him by nicknames. Maybe you are destined to just call Devin, Devin--so sad, but true.

Royalbird said...

We're boring. I have no nicknames for Corey and he has none for me. Not even "Sweetie" or "honey". I just like plain, straight-forward names. And the only thing besides a name that we ever call our kids are "bud" for the boys or "babe" for the girl. Unless I'm mad and then I call them "knucklehead".

brady lady said...

john calls me brady lady, that's how i got my name for my blog!

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