Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 1001 - Conversations with Andrew

We have been trying to get the kids to understand the difference between their first name, last name, and nickname.

For instance, Lisa would explain to the kids, "Daddy's first name is Scott. Daddy's last name is Ichikawa. And Daddy's nickname is f*&(ing dumbass." I hope the kids don't call me by my nickname; it's my pet name, after all.

Andrew doesn't understand the concept of a nickname, and he doesn't have one yet anyways. Unless "Stopthat" or "Dontyoudaretouchthat" are considered nicknames. So we decided to test out his understanding of the difference between a first and last name.

"Andrew," we asked. "What's your first name?"

"Andrew!" he shouted with conviction.

"Andrew," we asked "What's your last name?"

Andrew thought.

"Do you know what your last name is?"

Andrew thought some more.

"Your first name is Andrew. So your last name is..."

Finally, Andrew got it. "Itchy Ka-ka!"

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