Can I vent?
I have a FB friend who used to be a co-worker and she refers to her kids as "the littles." Here's an example:
"Happy Father’s Day to the best daddy my littles could ever ask for! He works tirelessly for our littles and never complains." Sweet sentiment, yes, but the littles? Why not children, kids, etc.?
Another friend doesn't want to use her kid's real names on the Internet, so her first son, who is almost 4, has been called man cub since day one. Here's what it makes me think of, when Ka refers to Mowgli as Man Cub in The Jungle Book.
Her other son, who is 1 1/2, is called wild thing. I don't mind man cub, but wild thing? Giving him that nickname when he's a newborn? It makes me think of Max from Where the Wild Things Are, another childhood favorite of mine. But I wouldn't really want my boy to be like Max.
And now for some cuteness!
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