on nicknames

Ryan(9) has been a debater since birth…at first he was very adept at arguing his case without verbal skills.

As he matured, so did his ability to defend a position.

boy wants nickname

Because I have years and years of experience as his opposing council, it never occurred to me that one of the other boys could challenge me.

I am good.

Then Rhett(4) came along.  His ability to argue with persistence unmatched is truly remarkable.

He isn’t even hampered by truth and reality.

Usually he wins when I tire of the conversation.  The boy can wear me out.

This time I think I got him:

Rhett:  Mom, why don’t I have a nickname?

Me:  I don’t know.  We just didn’t give you one.

EVERYONE in the family has a nickname except me.

No, no one in the family has a nickname.

YES!  Everyone has one.

They do not.  I don’t have one…except for mommy.

Yes they do. I am not talking about you.  I am talking about Reid and Ryan.

Reid and Ryan don’t have nicknames!

Yes they do.

Reid is Reid and Ryan is Ryan.

Why am I the ONLY one in the family without a nickname?

You are not!

Yes!  I want a nickname right now.

What is Ryan’s nickname?  What is Reid’s nickname?

I want a nickname like Reid and Ryan!

Please answer my question.  What are Ryan and Reid’s nicknames?

Oh.  I guess I don’t understand the meaning of nickname.

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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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