My dad is not an "OLD" man ... well, you might think so if you are driving with or behind him, but he isn't old. He is, however, a Baby Boomer. Now, my question is, what is with the now-Grandpa Baby Boomers?! Dad decided that HE wanted the grandkids to call him "THE GEEZER" ... why, you ask?!
My dad enjoys playing dominos - and before J was born, Dad would play once a week with 2 of his friend. My Grandma was visiting, and she called them "GEEZERS."
Some time passed, and J was about 2 years old when Dad told me that he wanted to be called "The Geezer."
Now, I had MANY objections to this - but my main concern was that people would think that it was disrespectful to call this man a geezer. (Picture it): We are out and about, J says "HEY GEEZ(ER)!" (I mean it's not like GEEZER is a well-respected or nice name for old men.)
Anyway, I didn't have much say in the matter because he called himself Geezer, my Mom called him Geezer (and now you will find her calling him Geez instead of his REAL name! LOL!) ... J picked it up and now C calls him "EEZ" (because he can't get the G in there).
A friend of my Dad's has a grandchild about the same age as J. He wanted to be called "BIG DAVE" (and that's what he is called).
So, my question to you is why in the world do these baby boomer (men?) want to be called such weird and non-traditional Grandpa names?!
What do your kids call their grandparents??