The name: When I first started web logging (before blogging), I had a website called “the4moores”. Kind of catchy, huh? …until I became pregnant with #3. At that point, my options were to divorce Dirt or ditch my old web name. Soooo...just after Maya was born, my current blog, “the5moores” was also born. Since “the5moores” didn’t have the same rhyming appeal, I abbreviated it as “t5m”. The problem is that “t5m” doesn’t really make sense; it just looks like some random characters thrown together. Don’t get me wrong, I love t5m, I’ve become attached to it over the years. It’s like the Nike swoosh for our family. But the other problem with t5m is that there is no room for growth. What if we adopt? Will we change to t6m? This is getting out of hand.
My identity: I also didn’t take into consideration the fact that t5m would become my identity. I guess this is okay… [casting downward, hands in pockets, kicking sand onto sneakers], …but can’t I have my own identity? I know I’m sort of the spokesperson for our family, but t5m is really who we are, not who I am.
Anonymity: I’m quite certain that I have already ruined any chance our kids might have to run for public office someday. I can’t help but think that it’ll be better for them if I remove our last name from this site, just in case.
So as we approach the new year I am thinking that a change is in order. Over the last few days I’ve been trying to think up a new “handle” or blog name for myself, but I'm really struggling with it. Maybe I don't know who I am? Yesterday I asked the kids, “if you had to give me a nickname, what would it be?”. The answers:
Avery: Poop Momma
So, I’m definitely still open to any suggestions you might have. I'm not really set on "Poop Momma" (though without divulging TMI about my children’s gastrointestinal habits, I can say that it would actually be an appropriate title for me, at least on some days).
Poop Momma (hey, just trying it out)