It was one of those typical nights following a typical hurried day of being a mom and business owner. I just wanted to rest so I snuggled down with my hubby in front of our TV as our son played quietly in his room. Our son, who is only 4 years old, has issues with self control so, only moments before snuggling in for the night, we had informed him that he had a new therapist coming to our home to conduct play therapy with him.
Our son was extremely excited about the idea but my husband and I had no idea just how excited until a good half hour later when he came bursting into our room. Jumping onto our bed he excitedly blurted out, “Mommy, Daddy, when is my new play girl coming to play with my toys?!!” My husband and I looked at each other and simply burst out laughing. Neither of us could stop ourselves for a good half hour or more.
The very next day we called the main therapist at the facility that we work with and explained to her our son’s interpretation of what was going on. The poor woman was laughing so hard I wasn’t sure if she would be able to continue the conversation. Later on the new in home therapist arrived on our doorstep. I opened the door and promptly burst out laughing!! When I was able to control myself I let her in on my son’s unintentional joke. An unintentional joke that has officially become the family joke. This whole experience truly adds new meaning to the saying, “Kid’s say the darnedest things!!”