Terms of Endearment

Sometime last year I started calling Eli “turkey” and the nickname has stuck. Perhaps I was influenced by the mom in The Squid and the Whale, who called her youngest “chicken.” Whatever, it’s pretty appropriate, really, given his size. But Ben has come up with a nickname I like even more: Big Face. “Hi, Big Face!” he greets his big little brother. It suits him even better than Turkey.

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