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Fox Faces

The worst thing in the world (not even being dramatic here) is when you have to go to the bathroom really bad ...and then this kid starts busting out faces like these. You're killing me kid! Ok, more like you're killing my bladder.

In other news, here's an incident that happened last week -and I'm pretty sure this is only a sneak peek at more to come. So, we had dinner at a neighbor's home last week with a few other couples. We brought Fox along, of course. Dinner was AMAZING! And Fox was perfectly behaved (for the most part). But the best part of the evening was when one of the ladies mis-heard Camaron and thought the baby's name was Andrew (Camaron thought she was asking what my name was. When he told her Andrea, apparently she heard Andrew). I guess she became confused when she heard the rest of us repeatedly refer to the baby as Fox
She turned to me toward the end of the meal and asked where the nickname Fox came from.  Camaron and I quickly chimed in that it wasn't a nickname -it was his actual name. That was when we found out she thought his name was Andrew, so Camaron cleared that one up as well. Later on, she pulled me aside and quietly said, "He's joking with me, right?"
This woman could not grasp that our child's name was Fox. 
Come on, lady. You're only making this more and more awkward for yourself.

Can I really blame her though? This was part of why choosing Fox's name was so difficult for me.

 No name felt right at all until Fox became an option. Honestly, I'm not sure how it got thrown in the mix. But there it was; a name that I liked the uniqueness of. And I liked that it was still simple. And let's be honest, I've loved Foxes since I watched The Littlest Fox when I was five. But I knew a unique name could lead to misunderstandings, questioning, and possibly bullying (seriously, why do these kids have nothing better to do?). This is where reluctance settled in and why I was determined to keep our baby's name secret until he was born. 

But now the reluctance is gone. It left the first time I saw little Fox's face:)

P.S. Have you ever seen a baby sneeze?
Well, now you have.


3 comments

  1. He is so cute! I like the name Fox. I think it's cute and no one will ever ask how he spells it ;) makes it easy on teachers.

    My brother-in-law named his son Bo. They get a lot of weird looks for that, but ya know what?? He looks just like a Bo! It ended up really fitting him.

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  2. Yeah that lady made that more painfully awkward for herself. Stop while you're ahead? :) I LOVE his name. I can't get enough of his cute little face. Especially that sneeze one!

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  3. glad you kept your perspective and stuck with the name. that lady must have felt sheepish after the name mix-up! you hippies!

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