Like any mom, I’ve got a million nicknames for my kiddos. Some crop up more often than others – like Noah’s “Animal” nickname. Some were from birth – like Emma’s “Froggy” nickname. And others are based on personality traits – like Makenna’s “Silly Girl” nickname. Still others are embarrassing and will be saved for the future. =)
And recently I’ve gotten a lot of questions about where my references to “M&Ms” has come from. So I’ll explain:
Makenna = M
Noah = N
Emma = Em
Or M, N, Em.
My little MNEms. And no. We actually didn’t plan this. =) But I love that it turned out this way. I think nicknames are a fun way of communicating love for our children and our interpretation of their personalities (certainly, though, nicknames can be used in hurtful ways). I remember nicknames my family had for me growing up and the memories attached to these names are precious to me. I hope our children will one day say the same about their nicknames.