There are as many ideas about blogging as there are bloggers, and each has their own idea about what should be public or private, and what's safe to put on the web for all to view. There are horror stories out there, but I'm not one known for jumping on the latest bandwagon. However, considering that we've not only 'had children' but we've 'built a family,' and some family members have history prior to joining the And one more makes . . . family, I think it's prudent to exercise a little caution.
Thus, I now declare, henceforth and forevermore (or until I change my mind), the children in this family shall be known by their new And one more makes . . . nicknames. Those who know us will know who is who (or who is whom, or whatever), and those who don't know us are probably not reading anyway, so it doesn't matter. Besides that -- I think it will be fun!
Therefore, let it be known that M. shall heretofore be known as Teenager. The youngest young man amongst us will be known as Whistle, because that's what his dad calls him occasionally; and the most recent to arrive in our family shall be called Happy, naturally. She certainly is happy, and it wouldn't be fair to call her shewhograbssomethingandrunsawayasfastasshecantoseeifyou'llchaseafterher, anyway. That leaves just one to name -- a very special young man who joined our family a long time ago. So long ago that we can't IMAGINE what our lives would have been like had he not become one of us, and for this nickname, I need some help. I'm having a contest to choose D.'s nickname, and for the winner -- I'll give you a (virtual) nickel. There's a story behind the nickel, but that will have to wait for another day. So, don't everyone jump up at once now, but let me know what you'd like to see D. called in the And one more makes . . . ? world.
That brings me to a related subject - photos. I know, we probably have some of the cutest kids on the planet, especially the preschoolers, but because of the policies protecting these little ones (and protecting them is what foster families are all about, anyway), we won't be able to post any pics of the kiddos who don't share our last name. Even though we have some pics, in fact, have quite a few. Okay, lots. We do have lots of photos, and we'd love to share them with you. But you'll have to come visit, okay?
Now, are you thinking of names for D.? And while we're at it, how about one for the father of them all. After all, I already have a name: Other Mother, of course!