It's finally time. Time for Georgie to go by her real name. We have tried many times, but she hasn't been ready. She refused to acknowledge that she had any other name besides Georgie. But things have changed the last few months. She knows she will begin school in the fall. She knows that they will call her Kennedy. She has had doctor's appointments and dentist appointments where she has had to respond to her real name. So, it's time.
We decided on the way home from Nancy's wedding, that we would start calling her Kennedy. She agreed, and was even happy about it. Over the past few days, I've tried my hardest to call her Kennedy and not Georgie. It's been difficult, and I've been successful only half the time, but I'm trying!
Kennedy is trying too. No longer will she write "Georgie" on her papers. She learned how to spell her real name and she does it quite well. I'm so excited for her. (She drew a self-portrait. Her picture includes earrings, eyelashes, and fairy wings.)
After we get "Kennedy" to be the norm around here, I imagine we'll start calling her "Kenni", which was what I initially thought her nickname would be. However, I don't think "Georgie" will fully disappear. I think it'll always be a nickname for her; it just won't be used exclusively, as it was.