When I first named this blog Anybody Want A Peanut?, Moe was just a few months old. I was a new mom with a young baby who was developing just as he was supposed to. I wrote some pieces here and there just to get my feet wet. I didn’t know at the time that this blog would turn into a blog about life with an autistic child, nor did I realize that I would be sharing it with so many people.
Most people, especially those who know me well, get the reference, but in case you don’t (gasp!), I chose the name of this blog from the famous rhyming scene in The Princess Bride. You remember: "No more rhymes now, I mean it!" "Anybody want a peanut?" It makes me smile just thinking about it. In case you either don’t know it (gasp!) or just want to watch it again, here it is:
The Princess Bride is my favorite movie. It is funny, romantic, clever, and I had a huge crush on Cary Elwes. Robin Wright is gorgeous in the movie. There’s really something for everyone. I’ve seen it countless times and have it pretty much memorized. I’m not one of those people who can quote lines from a lot of movies, but this movie has a special place in my heart. My brother loved it too, and I’m sure that is part of it.
If I were starting this blog today, I’d probably name it something a little more descriptive of its contents. And even if I stayed with The Princess Bride theme, I would choose different nicknames for the kids: Jelly should clearly be Buttercup and Moe could be the Dread Pirate Roberts. But I think it’s too late to change everything now.
Also, I feel compelled to add that even though “peanut” is a cute nickname for a kid, I don’t want anyone to think that I’m actually trying to give away one of my peanuts. I’m quite fond of them.