Since he was born we’ve called our son Cohen “Coco” for short.
It’s been an endearing nickname; one he embraced and which got heavy usage in immediate family and even across friend-family. We still use it, but… but lately I’ve been saying “Cohen” more often. I think it’s the beginning… a subconscious drift away from the childhood nickname to being addressed as a proper adult.
When the realization of my recent proper-name favoritism hit my consciousness this morning, I had a moment of the sad. Where are our kids going? They are big now, smarter, becoming their own humans. This may seem silly, but it was a meaningful moment to me… another indicator of change… my little man beginning to outgrow “Coco.”
Until later then. Hugs.