Why Bug doesn’t get a say in the naming of our next child

I’m changing a particularly heinous diaper and Bug is chattering away about a small stuffed elephant that he has resurrected from his often neglected stuffed animal pile.

“Mama, look at this baby elephant, he’s so cute!”

“He is cute buddy, I like that elephant.”

“He’s a girl, Mama.”

“Oh, well you should call it a she then. She‘s a girl.”

“Ssssssssshe’s a girl, Mama.”

“Ok, does sssssssssssshe have a name?”

“Um, I think…..Fock. Is Fock a name, Mama? I think her name is Fock. She is so sweet and little! Sweet little Fock! You are such a nice Fock! Mama, don’t you like Fock? Mama, why you laughing? Mama, don’t laugh at Fock! MAMA. STOP LAUGHING AT FOCK.”


1 Amanda { 01.16.08 at 3:21 pm }

This is the most hilarious thing I’ve read in quite a while!! Good job Bug!

2 Patrick { 01.16.08 at 5:43 pm }

Ow my stomach hurts.

3 Jill { 01.16.08 at 6:39 pm }

You could always call him / her Earmuffs. :-)

4 Rachel D { 01.16.08 at 8:16 pm }

One of my favorite stories to date! I will be reading this post to Ant (no relation to Bug) this evening, maybe he will become addicted to your blog too (he hasn’t read it yet).

5 Baby Girl { 01.16.08 at 9:15 pm }

Wellllll, the other day I saw the name, Thoof, and mistook it for a fictional character in a child’s book! However, you don’t strike me as the sort to go for Thoof OR Fock! Aren’t kids fun?!

6 Debbie { 01.16.08 at 9:56 pm }

this is classic!!! I’m so glad you blog daily–I look forward to the comedy that seems to be your life!

7 Ali Rougeux { 01.16.08 at 11:51 pm }

Rachel that is HILARIOUS! Oh… and I read your blog, by the way… haha. And I love it. I hope we can go for that coffee date (that we haven’t followed through with) soon.

8 Don Mills Diva { 01.17.08 at 10:41 am }

That is very funny. My son is now obsessed with clocks and loudly yells “COCK, COCK!” whenever he sees one as hubby and I wince.

9 bethany { 01.17.08 at 12:05 pm }

that is awesome. i guess it made the diaper changing more fun!

10 Rebekah { 01.17.08 at 5:16 pm }

What the. . ?! Fock?! Is that really her in the picture?

11 Andy { 01.18.08 at 3:24 pm }


12 Mandi { 01.19.08 at 11:19 am }

Fabulous! Reminds me of the little guy I used to nanny for who went through a phase of calling dump trucks “dumb f*cks.” Made taking a walk near a construction site dangerous.

13 Gossamer { 12.03.08 at 4:37 pm }

oh I’m so behind on things like this, but in case you ever glance back Racher,this blog did my body good. Of course they always make me laugh, but ….
So funny. I could not have kept a straight face.
Did I ever tell you about Elise and her Hello Titty collection?

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