The Family

The Family

Monday, November 26, 2012

First-Name Basis

If you read this often you know I have affectionate names for the three most important people in my life: the hubby, the little boy and baby girl (aka little priss.) Because I'm still fairly new to the blogging world, I was initially uncomfortable with referring to my children by their real names.

Now that I've been doing this for a few months, I'm starting to realize it would feel more genuine to me to refer to them as I do at home. So, in an effort to make what I write more personal, let me acquaint you with the loves of my life.

Matt is my husband of almost eight years. He seldom gets the attention he needs, and it's felt strange referring to him constantly as “the hubby.” I've never called him that to his face and while it served the purposes of anonymity here, I'd rather just call him Matt or refer to him as "my husband."

Jack is five. While he looks exactly like Matt, his personality is a mix of us both plus a whole lot of his own. He is incredibly quiet with strangers and people he isn’t used to being around, just like Matt, but like me, he’ll talk your ear off if he knows you. He loves to listen to and tell long stories - the scarier the better. He’s got my streak of temper and fear for which I am constantly berating myself for passing on these terrible traits. 

Mattie is our precious 16-month-old daughter. She’s a sweetheart, when she isn’t pitching a fit or trying to bang her head on the wall or floor in anger - that temper thing again. She's a dancing queen and gives the best kisses.

I'm going to keep the affectionate names for the pictures on the side, but in future posts I'll likely be using only first names.

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