August 10, 2007

The Wood Man

Emilie was as proud to be a big sister as any three year old little girl could possibly be. She loved talking to people about her baby brother. While in a store at the mall one day a clerk asked her the name of her little brother. She proudly stated, “John Edward. “ The clerk misunderstood and responded, “John Elwood in a nice name.”

My husband and I tried to contain our laughter. Our baby’s nick name was born.

We started referring to him as John Elwood. As time went by we shortened it and began calling him Elwood. Months later he would answer to Wood. When he began to walk he resembled a little man so we started calling him Wood Man.

He’s eighteen and everyone calls him John. But to me and his father he will always be our little Wood Man.

1 comment:

Zarifa said...

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