“I want my name to be Summer. Can you call me Summer?” Dylan asks this past weekend.
“Won’t it get confusing since your sister’s name is Summer? You won’t know who I’m talking to,” I respond. Brilliant answer. I high five myself.
“We’ll just ask you,” Dylan rebuts. Oh, right, 4 year-olds make a hobby out of asking a gazillion questions. I realize the high five was premature.
“What about Winter? Or Spring? Or Fall? Those are lovely names and they aren’t already taken,” I counter.
“No, I like the warm one.”
“You know, Spring and Fall can be quite warm. Especially if this whole global warming thing really pans out the way I hope. And honey, why do you want to change your name anyway? I love the name Dylan.”
“Because I don’t feel Dylanish. I feel Summerish,” Dylan says.
I get it. When I was a kid, I would have traded every pair of my clogs and a Scott Baio poster to be named Lisa or Tara.
Later in the day, Dylan is completely frustrated with my inability to remember her new name.
“Mom, you keep calling me Dylan. I’m Summer now,” she insists.
“Oh right. We’re still sticking with that? Ok. I’ll work on it,” I promise.
You know… I’ve been feeling a bit Summerish myself. With the warm and sunny weather this past weekend, even I’m ready to put down the wine bottle, peel off the wool sweater and Ugg slippers and feel a tiny inkling of hope that maybe, perhaps we have all survived another evil winter.
mama bird notes:
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Finally, we have a little giveaway for you. It’s the new yoga CD, “Come Play Yoga!” from Kids Karma Yoga. You and your yogi kids will rock out to this awesome CD, which includes an eclectic mix of music including reggae, disco, rock and country. I wish my yoga teachers played music like this. Totally parent friendly. And the packaging is eco-friendly too.
To enter, just leave a comment and mention your favorite or not so favorite yoga pose so I know you’re interested in the giveaway.