Growing up did your father give you a nickname? Does he still call you that? Did he give it to you out of affection or mockery? Did or do you like it or hate it? Do we outgrow our nicknames?
My father gave me the nickname bumblebee. We lived in walking distance of my elementary school and my father would come by the playground at recess. He would call out bumblebee to get my attention when I was busy playing with my classmates. I don’t know why I remember that particular time. I can’t recall if I liked or hated it. Apparently I took great offense to it over the years because I hear no one in my family calling me bumblebee. My father passed away many years ago. I never asked him why he called me bumblebee. To me, that is a tragedy.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!