as you may recall, i (pete) love nicknames...i recently realized that i have a reoccurring theme when i refer to my kids bad attitudes (which is very rare.....they are absolute perfect angels for the most part). we used to call jack "chumpus mcgrumpus" when he was little and he would get in a bad mood. apparently i have passed the grumpy portion of the name down without even meaning to. when lucy gives me the pouty face, she is known as "grumplestiltskin" and finn goes by "grumpy von willebrand" (or sometimes "grumpy von wille-stinker). because it is now somewhat of a joke, it is a nice way to put them back in a good mood. all i need to do is say, "oh no....did grumplestiltskin just show up" and jack and lucy both get silly grins and forget why they were mad - unless they are really mad, then they get more pissed and yell, "don't call me grumplestiltskin!!!" and then i promptly get out the wooden spoon.
oh, and happy birthday emily......
gus' 6th birthday
5 weeks ago