In our home Pooldad and Wallene have similar sounding names. Additionally Wallene and Squirrel's names start with the same letter [yes, yes...okay - one day I will out my entire family and tell you our real names. I figure most of you know anyway - but until then please try and follow me. Thanks!] When I call to one I invariably end up with one of the others and not the person I initially wanted.
This morning I learned a new trick that may alleviate the confusion - at least with my husband. :)
I woke up super early [4 am] and came downstairs to play on the computer. Everyone was [obviously] still asleep.
While tap typing away I suddenly sneezed. Loud.
I hear: "Okay honey. I'll be there in a sec'."
I responded: "No sweetheart. That's okay. It's early. Go back to sleep."
Then I sneezed again.
Pooldad yelled down: "I said I was coming. Whaaaa....t?"
I respond again: "Pooldad I am not calling for you. Go back to sleep."
Pooldad: "Give me an hour."
I sneezed yet again. [I always sneeze three times. I don't know why.]
Pooldad: "Jeesh Skippy - if you want me to get up just say so."
Me: "Dude I don't want you to get up. I am SNEEZING, not calling your name."
Me: "Go back to sleep."
So evidently sneezing will get my husband's attention. It should be interesting to see what it takes to get Wallene to answer me. ::cough, cough::