Josh started calling Jake a turkey one day… This strange nick name has stuck for about the past year. I took Jake to a local play area and here is how our conversation went:
Jake: I just called my new friend a turkey!
Me: Oh honey, maybe we should just call each other turkey? I’m not sure if other people will think it’s nice.
Jake: No, mom he liked it.
A few weeks later we had a play date at our house with one of his school friends. The mom of this boy emailed me to say how funny it was that her son was confused when Jake called him a turkey. Ugh. I told her that it was most certainly a form of endearment.
About a week when I was parent teaching at school a little girl sat down right next to Jake and said, “hi turkey furkey!” Jake quickly looked at me and smiled with a grin that said I told you so. Needless to say, the name is still around and he calls everyone that he likes a turkey and I now don’t say a word.
Do you have any nicknames you call your children?