Here are a couple of fun little charts that show the shift in our lives over the past 12 months.
So you see, we haven’t exactly forgotten about Kili because we still take some pictures of her, but you’ve taken over her title as cutest creature in this house. And you know what? She doesn’t mind one bit. I think she’s just waiting for you to grow up so you two can start playing!
I often like to keep track of time through the names or nicknames I give to others. Some people call it phases, but I like to think of it as an evolution because a “phase” often implies a return to the “normal”. But I don’t go from Jonathan to Catson back to Jonathan. I evolve to Snappy Snaps.
I’ve touched on your mother’s nicknames before, but I thought to go through Kili’s names before I forget them! First, there was Kili.
Within a month, when everyone kept asking why we gave her an Irish name, we formalized it by changing her name to Kili O’Keefe.
A couple of months later, it became Kili O’Beef because it’s fun to say.
At about six months, she continued to exhibit puppy tendencies but started getting too heavy and big to be just called a puppy. So your mother coined Giant Puppy.
Then comes Kiwi O’Beef. Your mother got tired of everyone calling her Kill-Lee instead of Key-Lee. I think Kiwi O’Beef is also fun to say in a long drawn out manner.
And the latest now is K.O.K. (short for Kili O’Keefe or Knocked Out Kili).