Friday, January 02, 2009

Mr. T

Shortly after Little Elvis was born, my parents picked out the names they would like to be called. My Dad (former coach) picked Coachpa, and my mom picked Gram.

Bob and I were excited to see which names Little Elvis would really use at Christmas this year.

My dad's "name" actually makes sense, but it also makes us laugh. See, my dad is the athletic director at my former high school. As such, most of his clothes (shirts, hats, coats, etc.) have a big "T" on them.

Little Elvis likes the letter "T" and would often point it out on his Coachpa. Last week, we pointed at my dad and said, "Who's that?"

Little Elvis looked up at him and said, "tuh!" After we finished laughing, we acknowledged that he was indeed, right. Little Elvis has done this repeatedly since. So for the moment, my dad is "Tuh."

When we ask about my mom, he will just smile shyly and point at her, although he did run through the house yelling "Duh-duh!" at her the other day.

He's finally started really talking the past few days and we couldn't be more excited. We love all the cute things he says and does now -- like arguing with Daddy that a six is a nine.


Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I absolutely love the part where they start communicating. Sounds adorable.
My kids call Brent's dad Gwumps, because that is how the oldest said Gramps when he was little and it stuck. Gwumps even signs his cards that way. T might stick too!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

OH - too cute! Me father is PePe and Madigan says it like Peep Peep...and at first I thought he would be a bit upset - but he loves it!!!

6:41 PM  
Blogger Scarlet O'Kara said...

Kyla calls my mother Mom Mom and my dad Pa Pa. She calls my grandmother Mom Mom Mom and my grandfather Pa Pa Pa. The really cute thing is that she calls my Uncles Pa Bros...

11:19 PM  
Blogger MIP said...

The first "names" that my little guy singled out was Pa, for my dad. Then we realized that he will also call any older gentleman with white hair Pa. At least he says it with more enthusiasm around my dad:). Yay for more talking, it's so fun to see what comes out of their mouths.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

T says tee
and T says Tuh

...look, Little Elvis is very smart, very advanced.

My mother wanted to be called "Memma" (rhymes with Emma).
Turns out, Gage calls her "Darnin'" b/c every time my mom said goodbye to Gage, she blew kisses & was always calling him "darling". Now she's Darnin', and just kind of stuck with it!

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's so cute about calling Coachpa "T" haha! My parents opted to be called Nanna and Popps. Svara could say Nanna just fine (it's the same way she says banana) but she has had trouble with Popps. First it was just "puh". Now it's more like "puff"

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