If you are anything like me (which, in all honesty, I expect you are not) you were picking out your future babies’ names out when you were eight and keeping record of them in your diary.
I have no memory of exactly when it started, but I remember when I was younger I had a little electronic diary (which I remember begging for but could probably count the number of times I actually used it on both hands). Keeping record of the oh so unique girls names I liked (you know, so I could name my Barbi dolls) was the main purpose this device served for me because I could not remember the different names I came up with from day to day.
Well, this obsession never really ended for me. I still have a fascination with names and an obsession with finding that PERFECT name for the next child. I have no idea why I do this considering Dylan’s name came spontaneously out of nowhere when we found out we were having a boy. We had picked out the name Dalton for a boy and then as soon as we found out we were having a boy we turned to each other and almost simultaneously said “how about Dylan?”… a name we had never even mentioned or considered before that moment. So, needless to say, my poor husband is BEYOND over this game of mine!
The other silly game I play in my head is trying to figure out what sex the next child we have will be. Again, I am not currently pregnant and I know God probably does not have “plug ‘n play” families preselected for certain genders. However, I still think about the people we know with all boys or all girls or mixed and I try to figure out which of their personalities most closely match ours… as if this is some complex puzzle I can figure out. I really do know how ridiculous this sounds, but I still catch myself doing it ALL THE TIME.
So there you have it: I’m completely nuts a little kooky!
Am I alone here? What sort of silly games do you play or habits do you have?