Sunday, January 22, 2006
Utter devastation
I am totally, utterly devastated.

This is absolute.

I'm beside myself.

Norman is no longer.

My son says my name is no longer Norman! WTF?? Is he allowed to do this?? Can he just CHANGE my name like this with no warning? What am I going to call this blog NOW? I mean - the whole premise of this blog is that he called me Norman. Now what am I going to call it?? "I am Mommy?" Nah... that doesn't have the same oomph.

I liked being Norman. It gave me some individuality when he called for me. There was no mistaking who he was looking for. Other kids would yell "Mommy!" And I never turned around. I knew they weren't calling for me. Someone yelling Norman?? I'm whirling around in circles looking for my kiddo.

And now it's no longer. He's announced that my name is now.... mommy.


So. Should I change the name of this blog? Would it be illegal for me to keep the Norman name on here knowing that I really am no longer Norman? Would that be a lie??

Let's do this. Have you ever noticed that people look like their names? Assuming that you CANNOT use the name "Norman" - what do you think I look like? Do I look like a "Jennifer" or or ... maybe a "Waldo". What?? What do you think my name is??

What's my name NOW??

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  • At Sunday, January 22, 2006 7:05:00 PM, Blogger Tammy

    Maybe you can teach your other kids to call you Norman.

    If not, I like . . . Dilbert.

  • At Sunday, January 22, 2006 8:07:00 PM, Anonymous Dana

    Norman still works. Really.

  • At Sunday, January 22, 2006 8:10:00 PM, Blogger Norman


    My older daughter calls me "Mumsy" she thinks it makes her sound British. (I think she might have an identity problem)


    norm <---i think

  • At Sunday, January 22, 2006 9:11:00 PM, Blogger Livey

    You ARE and always WILL BE Norman!

  • At Sunday, January 22, 2006 9:27:00 PM, Blogger Michelle

    Norman you should stay.

  • At Sunday, January 22, 2006 11:37:00 PM, Blogger pack of 2

    I say stay with Norman...we all love it as do you.

    Maybe you can retrain him to call you Norman...I LOVED that story!!!

    I will always call you Norman regardless of what you call your blog:)


  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 4:20:00 AM, Blogger yep, it's me....

    i dunno llyoyd, what's he calling you now?
    I have a daughter that used to change HER name every month or so when she was younger. When I tell her about it now she claims I am insane.
    cynthia, victoria, amber, kelly, april, jennifer, princess of pink - to name a few - me thinks it is not I who am insane!

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 5:38:00 AM, Blogger Linda and Denny

    In the fifties you would have been a Debbie; you know, the perky cheerleader-type. But Norman you are and Norman you shall be.

    By the way, did you ever color your hair?

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 5:45:00 AM, Blogger Greg the Surly

    QUICKLY! Sell the boy. Nice Pic :)

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 7:34:00 AM, Blogger Norman

    ALL - So I can stay Norman?? You're sure? YAY!! At least I can be Norman in some way then!

    Pack of 2 - I did try to tell him that he named me Norman and that's the deal, but he became very cagey and said "NO YOU ARE MOMMY!! GET OVER IT!" did I mention he's got a mouth on him?

    Velma - ummm...I've visited your page...I think you ARE insane! But in a nice way!! LOL

    Linda & Denny - actually, Debbie is kinda close to my real name. (heh) AND ---

    YES!! I did color my hair!! It is now brown with lots of Red Streaks & Blonde Streaks! I LOVE IT! I've got to get a picture of it, but not today. Today I am home sick (achoo)

    Greg - Nah... I kinda like him. He makes me laugh!!


  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 7:37:00 AM, Blogger Michael

    You'll always be Norman to me.

    Plus how do we know that picture is really you? You could be a fat hairy bald man with plumber crack.

    Just sayin'

    Of course the picture is of you is gorgeous. Who do you want to be?

    Take Care

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 7:42:00 AM, Blogger Norman

    Michael - I'm shocked. You forgot to mention that I'm a fat hairy bald man with a plumber crack - wearing A PINK HEART-COVERED THONG.

    (fat hairy bald man??)


  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 7:45:00 AM, Blogger Greg the Surly

    You should keep the name, but the worst case scenerio would be..."The blogger formerly known as Norman"

    As for selling the boy, its too late for that now anyway. Word has probably already spread too far and too fast.

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 8:15:00 AM, Blogger Norman

    Greg - hmm.. The blogger formerly known as Norman... Huh. There's an idea. let's see.... NO~! Everybody says I can keep Norman!!

    And I tried to sell him on eBay once, but they yanked my auction. Something about it being against their Policy. Too bad. I was really hoping GoldenPalaceCasino would bid on him.


  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 8:45:00 AM, Blogger pack of 2

    You'll always be Norman to me.


  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 9:27:00 AM, Anonymous asterismos

    I like Norman! and the story that goes along with the name is just hilarious.

    (but if I had to guess your real name, you kinda look like a susan.)

    But you should definitely keep the blog name and identity of Norman.

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 9:30:00 AM, Blogger Norman


    I don't look like a Susan at ALL!! My sister - is Susan!! LOL


  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 9:43:00 AM, Blogger Wide Lawns Subservient Worker

    You will definitely remain Norman as far as Im concerned. It actually suits you nicely as a pen name. As for your real name, I keep gravitating toward A names. You look like an Annie to me, although I bet your real name isnt even remotely close to that. Its probably like Desiree or Destiny or Delilah. Ill stick with Norman.

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 9:46:00 AM, Blogger Norman

    Wide Lawns - nope, not an A name, although you are very VERY close with the D names. I've been called all three of those because people don't pay attention!! It IS an unusual name.

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Greg the Surly

    You ask for help, and then you critisize. *sigh*

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 10:43:00 AM, Blogger Ann

    You are still Norman even tho. kiddo doesn't call you that anymore.
    Tho. if you are gonna change your name go for Shelly.

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 7:19:00 PM, Anonymous asterismos

    second guess (and last guess)- Denise? maybe. I have a friend named Daphne but that doesn't sound right. We would have something in common if it were Dawn.

    for the other name it just must have been the family resemblance (and I have no idea what your sister looks like) =)

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 7:24:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Nope but I've been called Denise before. Never Daphne!! Not Dawn either, but I did have a friend named Dawn when I was little. She was terribly shy...

  • At Monday, January 23, 2006 8:22:00 PM, Blogger Cacti to Cornfields

    You LOOK like a Norman to me!! Otherwise, since you're of the Texas fame... I'd go with Della or Dinah or Denorah or Dubuque. Heh, Kidding!

    On a name-related note, everywhere I go where people don't already know my name, I've been called Stephanie-- which is NOT my name! In two different states where I've lived, people have called me Stephanie. Weird, no?

  • At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:28:00 AM, Blogger poopie

    At first glance, nah....even after close study, my opinion is that you are definitely Norman.

  • At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:27:00 AM, Blogger Memphis Steve

    Aaaah, slowly the picture beings to form and I see. This Norman thing, it is some sort of artifact, yes? Like the Holy Grail, only without Indiana Jones and Sean Connery?

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