I'm writing to tell you about a pet peeve of mine. I know I'm probably completely alone in this, and I know there are going to be plenty of people who disagree. I don't even expect to change your mind or your habits, but I just need to get this out.
Some time ago when you started blogging, you decided that you wanted to share all about your family. I love that. I have family too, and I like sharing about them. But you decided that you were not going to share their names. That's okay, I guess...I'm not writing to convince you that you should, especially since you might have safety concerns.
But instead of just referring to "my youngest son" or "my dh", you gave them all cutesy names like Skulldigger, Princess Light-of-my-Life, Sandbags, and Barrel o' Laughs. This might seem okay for a time or two, but when I come to your blog every day and read conversations between Princess Light-of-my-Life and Sir Dilly-Dally, I can't take you seriously. Really, I try but I can't. I know that you use the names so often that you get used to them, but it's not the same for your readers. It comes off as a cartoon when I know you don't mean for it to.
Could I suggest that if you really don't want to identify your children in your blog that you give them pseudonyms that might just as well be real? What did you almost name that baby? Or what name would you choose if you were having a new baby now? What was your favorite uncle's name? (Note: if it was Skulldigger, ignore.) If you use an otherwise real-sounding name, I won't be distracted and I'll read with pleasure all the priceless anecdotes that come from your family. It's your blog and you can call your children whatever you choose, but sometimes the poignancy of what you are saying is obscured by the fantasy names.
I know, this is just the opinion of a crotchety Granny. And I won't harp...I'll leave you alone after this. Just had to get it off my chest. And now if you'll excuse me, I must go make dinner for SuperGolfer and Miss Priss and Gandalf and Ants-in-his-Pants.
Granny has spoken :-)