>This all happened last night when I was overtired from a long, tough week and a long and tiring, though enjoyable, day. Husband has decided he wants a better blog nickname. La Petite was home for the weekend, and she joined in. Amigo (the former El Grande) stayed out of it, listening to a spring training baseball game. The conversation went something like this.
Husband: What’s my name on your blog?
La Petite: You’re El Husbando.
me: No, it’s just Husband.
Husband: Boring. You can do better. I can do better.
La Petite: How about the Mustachio One?
me: What if he shaves?
La Petite: He hasn’t been in years, right? Don’t worry.
me: There must be something better.
me: That’s not fun. Not unless you enjoy the smell of napalm in the morning.
Husband: He’s cool! He blows things up!
me: How about Tuttle?
Husband: But he’s imaginary!
me: He’s also cool. The women want to meet him, the men want to be him.
Husband: But he’s not real! And everyone important knows he’s not real!
me: He’s good looking and smart and all those other amazing qualities. You could be Tuttle.
Husband: Let’s think of something else.
me: How about something related to your model trains?
La Petite: Mom, don’t tell him he has a “cute caboose” again. That’s embarrassing.
me: You mean he can’t be The Caboose on my blog?
Husband: What’s the name of the husband in the comic strip “For Better or for Worse?” He’s a model train buff.
me: Um, uh, the Mom is Elly, the kids are Michael, Elizabeth, and April, Michael is married to Deanna and has Meredith and Robin… I don’t know the dad’s name. He’s a dentist! I know he’s a dentist. And you’re not.
Husband (after a brief web search): Listen. “Elly’s protagonist, John Patterson…” There you go!
me: La Petite, we found a name. He’s my Protagonist.
Husband: No, no, no. I’m John!
me: That’s not your name, and it’s boring.
Husband: What do you call Husband?
So he still doesn’t have a new nickname. I rather like Protagonist, but we’ll see.