This was written for the Daily Prompt; All About Me
Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.
I have been surprised at the number of people who have asked me about the title of my blog. So this is as good of time as any to explain what it means. It is actually pretty simple.
“Legend” has it that I was born premature and that I weighted less than five pounds. I was so small that someone made the comment that I could fit in a shoe box. My understanding is my mom would hold me and say my poor little shoe shoe. Well, that stuck! That was what I was called by all my relatives growing up and still to this day. At school, thankfully, I was known by my real name. Not many of my friends actually ever called me Shoo-Shoo, but from time to time I was ridiculed for the nickname. When I write my nickname I chose to use shoo instead of shoe. My parents are no longer alive to confirm this story. However, many have told me this years ago, including my mom.
So when I stared writing I came up with Mind of Shoo, which basically is that I am writing what is on my mind. An Adult Child of an Alcoholic Parent is self-explanatory.
That is my story and I am sticking to it.
Till we meet again. Good Day
Mind of Shoo
It’s a unique name and still to the legend. I like it
Thanks…I am not sure I thought my nickname was unique though! 🙂
I enjoyed the mystery and figured I might have already missed the explanation. i am glad i waited and now i get to know what it means.
Lol- I actually was wondering when I first saw your blog what it meant…thanks for explaining 🙂
Better than my nickname 😉
Dare I asked what it is?
You are quite welcome! 🙂
My nickname when I was little was Meggie Pooh. Awesome.
Now I jokingly say that it is what my father always calls me, which is the name of my blog. Not a great improvement lol
the title alone drew me to your blog. Well done; apparently intriguing titles is one of the keys to higher readership. I am trying to decide on a good title for my rough, rough draft of a collection of my posts- The joy of Mothering and Joy are too common and my third Mother of Nine9 seems drab
The title did…wow. Thanks. Hmmm….a title for your collection of post. I sure some inspiration will come your way! 🙂
I had wondered about your blog title – I like the story of it (or the legend :)) I had a few odd nick names growing up (none of which I’ll share!)
I have always enjoyed that story. Other family members have added to it over time. The nickname thing…I like it as an adult hated it as a kid.