This post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.
This is my first attempt to link my blog to someone elses. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will work. "Where laughter lives", is a blog that I have been following. Their daughter Abby is fighting cancer and she has been in our prayers. They are having a contest about funny kid stories. I posted a comment on their blog but I think I also needed to write it on my own blog. Man am I confused about this stuff!
One story that still makes us crack up is about our son Cooper. He has never been able to say my cousin's name correctly. Instead of saying "Joseph" he has pronounced it "Jofess". We have all adopted this and it has become his nickname. Cooper is now almost 12 and a few years ago at camp he had a boy in his cabin named....yep you guessed it "Joseph". When Cooper came home he was telling us all about his experiences and all the kids he met. He started listing all the kids in his cabin. Our conversation went something like this. "Well there was John, and Matt, and Jeffrey, and Jofess". I started laughing out loud along with my husband and daughter, and asked him if he really called him Jofess the whole time. He said of course he did because it was HIS NAME! Duh mom. It then dawned on me that he REALLY thought that was his name. I explained to him that this had turned into a nickname because You had not been able to say it correctly. Cooper with a dumbfounded look on his face says "Thanks a lot you have been letting me say the wrong name for 10 YEARS and never told me!
We still laugh about that conversation. My cousin Joseph visited us a few weeks ago and said he hopes we call him that forever!