Or Grumpy, Lumpy and Plumpy...whichever you prefer.
One of Mike's funny habits is coming up with nicknames and quirky words to describe things...like our children and cars among other things.
Let me introduce our children - names given to them at birth:
Our eldest: Elijah Michael entered the world with an automatic "bird perch" (and awesome eyebrows, too) and brought it out often giving Mike no choice but to start calling him "Grumps."
Our second: Luke Daniel apparently needed a little help emerging from the birth canal and had the lump to prove it where the dr. had grasped a chunk of his scalp to help pull him out. We seriously thought the lump would remain forever, therefore he became known as "Lumps."
Our third: Isaac Joel really liked the womb and didn't want to leave (at 12 days past his due date) growing into a rather large newborn weighing in at 9lbs. 60z. The obvious name for him was "Plumps."
We still call the boys these names and recently, with the impending birth of our little girl, the question is now "what will her daddy-given nickname be?" Can we follow in the same rhyming pattern? What other choices are left?...chumps, mumps, humps, pumps, clumps...if truth be told, I'm glad "Plumps" is already taken, but the other choices leave much to be desired. The other nicknames have come so naturally and make so much sense...can't wait to see what happens!