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.
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.