In my personal quest to curtail the tattling issue when school resumes, I need your help. Trying to play “Judge Judy” to determine who called who “booger brain” or said a “bad” word first is a losing proposition for all parties concerned. Having the offenders say “sorry” and shake hands just doesn’t do it for me.
Last May I gave two incensed little boys (it seems to be ALWAYS boys for some reason) my own nicknames they could call each other and sent them on their way.
Last update I received from “Ear Wax” was that he was still friends with “Nose Hair”. I haven’t been back to Toe Jam & Arm Pit’s school to see if it had the same success there.
It occurred to me that if this method of “bickering resolution” continues to be successful, I’m going to run out of pre-thought out nicknames to use. I suppose I can mix and match from my current list but I thought I’d solicit some additional candidates from my reading audience.
Remember, these are 6-11yr old boys but in case I have a situation with girls, lets keep it clean and gender neutral. Use the comments section for your “nonsensical nickname nomination” and I’ll append it to the list if I think I can use it.
My List So Far: (red ones are my favorite reader picks so far)
- Nose Hair & Ear Wax
- Toe Jam & Arm Pit
- Chin Strap & Knee Cap (has a nice rhyme to it)
- Elbow and Ear lobe (Thanks Ricochet!)
- Toe Nail & Nose Bone (Thanks Mrs_Dem)
(…totally unacceptable submissions will be deleted. Let’s keep it clean)