Up to now I have avoided using real names for my family. Part of me is paranoid. This has probably been fed by my paranoid husband, who has every kind of safety thing on our computer that we could possibly have. But once he explained to me (and demonstrated) how easy it is to find out information about people, I finally understood.
But it’s also very annoying to keep writing “my oldest daughter” or “my middle daughter”. A bit tedious.
So, my husband and I have been discussing this issue. By the way, have you checked out his blog yet? He wrote a funny post about a cultural mistake I made when I first moved to New Zealand. Anyway, we’ve been discussing what to call the children and each other in our blogs. This is what I’ve decided. I think we both decided, but I can’t remember.
My oldest daughter, age 3.5, will be called Precious
My middle daughter, age 22 months, will be called Cutie
My son, age 3.5 months, will be Buddy.
My husband will be Handsome
Although not original, it will do the trick.
And one day I might figure out how to post pictures and actually show you a picture of our lovely family. But I’ll have to run that one by the paranoid police first.