Monday, January 19, 2009

BeBe

When my first son was born, my sister-in-law Amanda decided she wanted to be called Mimi. It's cute, easy to say and she thought it was easy enough that Stasiu would say it sooner rather than later. When her son, Isaac was born almost two years ago, she dubbed me Bebe. At first I thought it was a bit silly, but since I'm crazy for Mimi and Isaac, I went along with it.

Now, I come from a long line of women, especially with familial nicknames. We had a Peek, a Dibs and a few others. So this concept is not entirely alien and is actually a bit endearing to me. But, Bebe, I wasn't so sure about. I don't know why, but I wasn't so sure about it.

Sometime last week, Mimi called me because Isaac wanted to talk to me. So Isaac gets on the phone and is talking about his day and chocolate cake. Then I get it.

"Bye Bye Bebe, I love you"

Hook, line and sinker.

I love the name Bebe.

9 comments:

Jennifer Otero said...

great blog, enjoyed reading a bunch of your posts '_'

Marie said...

Sweet story... Wish I had a cute nickname too :-)
Thanks for your visit btw :-)

Michelle Johnson said...

How cute!! My sister's auntie nickname is "Kika"! We love it and she won't be called anything else from her little neices!

Kala Pohl Studio said...

I love Bebe and Mimi too. Soo cute:):) My friend's daughter calls her grandmother Gigi. My nephew calls my mother, Mummummy - I guess it is for Mummy's mummy:):)

The Long Family said...

Thanks! I'm glad you have found joy in it.

Estela said...

awwwww That's so cute! Bebe is perfect!


*CNN talked about Byrd but didn't know what exactly happened and that's all I heard so I'm still in the dark about what went wrong with him.

Stacey said...

Oh that is sweet, I am intrigued by Peek and Dibs, beyond cute!!

Cindy said...

He is adorable. It's so fun when they try to learn to talk. You have more joy to come with him. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Mary Ann said...

I think that Bebe is adorable. I had a very "modern" sister in law and she didn't even make my niece and nephew use Aunt when they referred to me. It killed me.