I can't tell you how or why I started calling Max "Maxie-boo." But it's my pet name for him. Max just shakes his head at me and says "Arrrs oooh!" ["Cars 2!"] because that is the name he is going by these days, although I have not yet officially registered it with the Social Security people or anything.
Sabrina's nickname is far easier to explain. She's "Chubsa Wubsa," which dates back to the days of her roly-poly baby arms and thunder thighs. Now that she's 7, I'm realizing I've got to quit calling her that before I give her a complex, but old nicknames die hard. Dave calls her "Sweet pea" and "Sabrina-cakes" because she's so sweet. Sometimes.
Our babysitter calls Max "Muff," which is short for "Studmuffin." Whenever she walks into our house, she says "Hello, Muff!" She also calls him "Buddy." As in, "Buddy wants chocolate ice-cream for the third time today!"
What are you calling your little darlings these days?
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