Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Meyer Meyer Pants on Fire

When I picked up Meyer from school yesterday, one of his classmates was incessantly calling him "Meyer Meyer Pants on Fire." I wasn't quite sure how to react. If Meyer were in high school, "Meyer Meyer Pants on Fire" probably would be preferable to 95 percent of the nicknames his teenage peers might come up with. But four year olds have different standards, and I'm not sure what makes a nickname offensive or disheartening to a pre-schooler. Complicating the situation is the fact that I have called Meyer "Meyer Meyer Pants on Fire" on several occasions. I'm not sure if my saying it is better or worse that one of his peers saying it.


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