A very Greenwell thing is nicknames. I guess my Dad started it, or maybe even his Dad started it. I was "Thomas the office" growing up because my older brother couldn't say Thomas and said office instead. I have other nicknames as the years went on, which I will not go into here. But now, as a father myself, I find myself rattling off nicknames for my kids. Iris seems to be the winner with the most nicknames. Here are the nicknames for each of us Greenwells of Rockville:
The Precious (he had this one since he was a baby, and yes, people think of Lord of the Rings when we say this one)
Mr. Dyps or Diaps (as in he is still in diapers even though he is 3, and we'd like him to be Mr. Training Pants or Mr. Clean Underwear)
Baby of Love (when he was a baby)
Chaos Baby (for when she throws books, toys, etc. off tables and all over the floor)
Little miss ta-tide (for how she says outside)
Baby Aina Aina (for the first words she said which was something like Ai'n or Ai-na)
Mommy of Love
Thomas (used when V is mocking me or upset with me)
Dr. Tom Greenwell Daddy
Daddy of fun?
(I think Veronica is going to have to help me out with this one)
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