Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Trophy - by Brad

About a month ago, Spencer and I were relaxing on the floor of my bedroom talking. I asked him if I could call him "Spee" for a nickname. He said no, so I asked if I could call "Bradley" since that is his middle name. Again, he said no. Then he looked at me with a half smile and said, "You can call me Wes."

I explained that since his brother's name is Wes, it would be very difficult to know which one we were talking about. So he proceeded to say, "Then you can call me Elliott."

Again I jokingly explained the same story with Elliott's name. So Spencer looked around the room for a few minutes and finally said, "You can call me... Bookcase!" He so cleverly came up with that nickname because we have a bookcase in our bedroom. So I declared to his brothers that from now on we would refer to Spencer as "Bookcase". They all got a good laugh out of that, and after using the name Bookcase for a few minutes, he decided on a new name.

The object of his new nickname came from what is sitting on top of the bookcase. Once again, Spencer (or, Bookcase), looked at me and said, "No, now you can call me... Trophy!"

This nickname sounded a little more promising than Bookcase, so I again declared that his name officially be changed to "Trophy".

Since then, Trophy has enjoyed his new name. Several times when I would call him "Spencer", he would stop and say, "No, my name is Trophy." At first, he told Lindsey that only I was allowed to call him by his new name. Then he decided that he wanted her to call him Trophy as well.

When Lindsey asked him to clean up some toys, he didn't do it (typical). When she asked him again, he said, "I didn't hear you 'cause you didn't call me Trophy."

Lately he has been telling everyone to call him Trophy. It's not a bad nickname, I guess. He seems pretty adamant about the name, so I guess we'll see how long it sticks.


Peaby said...

That is going to be really confusing for jack, but we will try!

Peaby said...

Actually, he knows about multiple names. He says "I have three names. I have Jack, I have John, and I have "Hayesbunch". So maybe it will make perfect sense!

Brazenlilly said...

When Mike was young, he wanted his name to be Jeff. We all went along with it until we were at Disneyland and he wanted "Jeff" on his Mickey ears. For some reason my parents didn't go for it. Kabash on the nickname.

Brazenlilly said...

I meant "kabash" on "Jeff." I think Trophy is actually quite lovely. And symbolic.

Nina said...

Spencer/Trophy, You are a winner!!! You know how to give lots of joy(: God and all His angels are very proud of you. I'm proud of you too.