Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WWD: What's In a Name?

True story: we LOVE Jack Black in our casa, as documented here. Almost every night he falls just behind Santa in our nightly God Bless Yous, when we say our prayers, and just before Papa Tom (what Scarlett has taken to calling The Hubs - it's from watching Elf 897 times during the Christmas season, when they saw the character Papa Elf approximately that many times, and apparently transferred it over to The Hubs, hence changing his moniker from Daddy to Papa Tom).
I was relating to my cousin Holly the other day that Scarlett has also apparently renamed her bros as well. No longer are they Bubbies, which is how they have each referred to the other since they were able to speak, and definitely not by their actual - you know - NAMES - Gavin and Simon. Ohhhh nooooo. Now she refers to them either as Bubby 1 and Bubby 2, or more likely, by Bubby Santa (clearly Gavin), and Bubby Jack Black (Simon - durrrrr).

When she first called them this, she was pretty adamant that Gavin was Santa and Simon was Jack Black. I have no idea why she chose to bestow those names in that order, but she did. When I suggest that maybe she call them Bubby Gavin and Bubby Simon, girlfriend is having none of it.


If a rose is still a rose by any other name, does this in turn mean that a Jack Black by any other name is still a Jack Black? I don't know whether to be offended or relieved that I have not been bestowed another name by Miz Scarlett. I suppose if she starts referring to me as Mommy Dearest I'll know which way the cookie crumbles, so to speak.



P.S.
This is what a fat lip looks like when one gets a header from one's child. Kids - bringing you pain and suffering since the dawn of time. This post brought to you by the letter "F," for Fat Lip, and "P" for Pain.
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Top: JC Penny
Overskirt: Vintage

Sequin underskirt: BCBG
Tights: Target
Shoes: Target
Earrings, Turquoise Ring: F21
Gold Ring: Charming Charlies
Cramps: Courtesy of Aunt Flo
Fat Lip: Scarlett, gifted
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Merci!
Shannan

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Love the skirt and belt! I think the name thing is so cute! Scarlett must think highly of her brothers to give them such special names! :)

Ps - have you seen Jack Black's promo for Kung Fu Panda 2? It makes me actually look forward to seeing it!! lol

merciblahblah said...

Oh Lord - no, I haven't. We haven't seen the first one yet. I'll have to check a trailer on the interwebs for 2.

406 Olivia said...

I'll take that belt now, thanks, but you can keep the fat lip. And the cramps. I'm a giver.

xoxo,
~Olivia

Jenny said...

I've so had a fat lip like that too courtesy of my kiddo's noggin. Loving this look - that belt is amazing!

potpie du monde said...

Very chic outfit! Love the details you put in :)

this free bird said...

WHOA!! that's a crazy fat lip!! Maybe you should keep that csn thing and get an ice pack! or an icy cocktail would likely suffice, too.