We all have sweet affectionate names for the people we love. I often call Belle babe, cutie, sweetheart, sweetie, and many others. Some silly. Some sweet. Some sincere. Some smart ass.
When it comes to my husband things are different. I have never been one to call some random person honey or sweetie. And that goes for my husband as well.
His pet names tend to be:
He knows I say these in the most loving way. I never say them when I am mad or to be mean.
Last night was no exception. He did or said something (obviously it left a lasting impression) and my reply was, "You are such a butt munch."
Belle then says, "Yeah a butt munch" quietly. I tell her that she really shouldn't call daddy that and only mommy is allowed to tease daddy like that.
She says, "OK".
A little while later I am getting her ready to take her bath and she tells me that I am a munch butt. I of course start laughing and ask her where she heard that. She tries to think of where she heard it and came up with a couple of possibilities.
I ask her if she was trying to say butt munch instead like mommy was saying earlier. She denies it but that is really it and I can tell she doesn't want to admit it. Now I am cracking up.
Again I remind her that we can tease each other nicely but she shouldn't say that to anyone else.
I can see it now. A message on my answering machine from the school or another parent. "Your daughter has been calling people names. We can't get her to stop calling everyone a munch butt. Can you please tell her it is butt munch and that it is not nice to call someone that?"