Sep 6, 2012

Nicknames

Apparently now you may request your own nickname.  Or at least Chloe thinks so.  I called to her to ask her to come set the table.  It is at that point she decides she's had enough of my calling her "pumpkin".  She pronounces her new plans, "Mom, every .time you want to call me pumpkin, would you mind calling me 'cheri' instead?  It means 'little one' in French.  It's what Cecile's Father always calls her."

"Oh.  Ok.  Who's Cecile?"

"Moooommm!  Cecile - in American Girl. She lives in Louisiana."

"Oh.  Ya.  Now I know.  But I think they say 'mon cheri' meaning, 'my little one'."

She contemplates my counter offer. To my astonishment she accepts.

I later look it up in an official source since I don't speak French (Google, of course).  Come to find out it actually means 'my love' or 'my darling'. I have to agree.  I think I like it even better than 'pumpkin'.


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