Francis (3) has decided that his name should be Circus Act. He sometimes responds to Francis still, but other times corrects me. For a while, I could still write Francis, but now he realizes that Circus Act should begin with C and made me correct it on a Mother's Day card we sent to my mom. I couldn't think of a reason why his name shouldn't be Circus Act, although I assume it won't stay that way forever.

When I was in kindergarten, I announced I was going to change the spelling of my name to Sara instead of Sarah. Presumably, my parents prefer "Sarah," but my mom told me that it was my name and I could spell it however I liked. My kindergarten teacher seemed to think I had forgotten how to spell my name. I changed it back after about a week. Circus Act at least shows more persistence than I did.