Monday, October 09, 2006
Nicknames: The Door Man Edition
His is really obvious, if you know him IRL. He is OBSESSED with doors. It has abated for a while, but we were able to catch glimpses of the Door Man over the weekend at my brother's camper. DM stood at the camper door, opening and shutting it, going into the bathroom, running around the camper, only to return to that door.
When he was little, that was all he would do. We would always joke that we were going to give him a fake door in the hallway, just so he could open and shut it to his heart's desire.
And of course, his actions have now hurled him into the potential career of being a hotel or ritzy apartment door man.
But the height of DM's career was when we were at Robin's house for a parade. And all DM would do was open all the doors he could find, including the refrigerator.
He still does it today, of course. He loves to open the door to the Chandelier Monkey's preschool. But the best is when he jumps out of his seat in the van, slams his door shut, and comes running around to my door, and opens it for his Mommy.
That is not an obsession. That is chivalry.
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
A shout out to my new renter