People with 'A' names are strange. Ok, so a huge generalisation of course, but it has dawned on me that I know of three families who are all 'A' people. A, as in all their names start with A. A Mum starting with an A, A Dad starting with an A and kiddies, you guessed it, starting with an A too.
Why? Each to their own of course, but wouldn't it make for annoying pie personalisation? For those who think I've gone stark raving mad, by pie personalisation, I mean when you make mini pies (or cakes or what ever really) and mark the top of them with your first initial. How do these 'A' families do it? Do they make massive pies so everyone can put their full name on it?
And how do they cope at Christmas time with secret stocking business in the dark? Myself, to save any mix ups, I like to mark one of the kids initials on their wrapper, tiny in one corner because heaven help if Santa rewarded The Legend for a year's niceness with a Barbie doll! And what about when an Aunty or Nana buys two kids the exact same colouring book and pens? In our house we'd just write an initial so we knew whose was whose. Not in the 'A' houses, oh, no, they'd have to spend precious colouring time writing full names.
I guess you just don't think everything through when you name your child. You like to make sure their name isn't going to rhyme with anything horrid, and that it's not the name of some kid who gave you grief in high school. But even with all these fool proof ideas in our minds, The Bloke and I managed to give The Legend the same initials as me. Whoops, turns out we're no better than the 'A's.