Now, I am not really sure why, but Sam has renamed his little brother. Nephi is no longer "Nephi," or even "Ruffy". His new name is "Baby Sam." And I have no idea why Sam insists on calling him that... it's almost like a Sam version of "Junior" -- Which Nephi isn't anyway. Then there is the small fact that Nephi is almost the same height and size and Sam, not exactly a baby version of the oldest. So why Sam calls him Baby Sam is beyond me.
However, I have noticed that he uses the name for his little brother when he is feeling particularly bossy and obnoxious.
Scene: Sam is standing by the child gate looking at me over the top.
Sam: AHHHHHH (Screams at me, that's how he gets my attention, no "mama"s from him)
Me: What do you need, Sam?
Sam: Baby Sam naughty!!!!!
Me: What did he do?
Sam: Come, Baby Sam naughty!!!!! (he motions me to come with him so he can complete this tattle tale)
I find Nephi rolling around in baby powder on my living room couch. He gets in some trouble, but I know he is also being framed by Sam who most likely was the one who poured out the powder. So Sam gets in trouble too and I make him vacuum it up himself.Scene: I can't find the boys
This was a particularly scary thing. A few weeks ago, I told the boys we were going "bye bye in the car" and I left them standing at the front door to run back into my room to grab my coat. When I got back, they were gone!
I ran around the apartment calling their names and when I couldn't find them I ran outside. I looked all around and they were no where. I was panicking and on the verge of totally freaking out. Maybe I missed them in the apartment. I went back... no kids.
Then I had a sneaky thought. Could they...? Would they...? I ran out across the parking lot and looked in my car. This is what I saw:Yes, that's right. They went out to the car all by themselves, got in, and buckled themselves in their seats. They were just waiting for me. I was torn between amusement and spanking those little butts for nearly giving me a heart attack!
I scolded them and told them NEVER EVER do that to me again!! Then Sam pointed at Nephi and said: "Was Baby Sam!!!" Yeah, right, I am sure that he was the mastermind of the whole plan! Nice try, Sam.
So I have come to the conclusion that Sam calls Nephi, "Baby Sam" when he wants me to think Nephi did something that he himself really did... yeah, that must be it. I cracked the code!