Good old 'what's-his-name.'

Len Addington By Len Addington, 9th Jun 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We've all been told to be careful what we say in front of children. I learned that unexpectedly.

My son Daniel.

Sometime after our son Daniel was born, my wife returned to work. We placed Daniel in the care of a dear friend. Becky, who adored him from the first day he was placed in her charge. He remained in her care until he entered preschool. My wife dropped him off in the morning before work and I picked him up in the evenings on my way home.
As children can be children, sometimes Daniel’s deeds were naughty and required a scolding. Each evening as I retrieved him from Becky I would ask how his day was. Most often he behaved well. On those occasions when a scolding was needed, I was told of his indiscretions so we could discuss them more if needed. Daniel knew that his mother would be told of these events once we were home.
After Daniel entered the house and greeted his mother, he often went to his room to play. I would then report the day’s events. If he was scolded, I would say to his mother, “Guess what ‘good-old-what’s- his-name’ did today?” This report was usually given when he was in another room, out of ear-shot.
One evening I had to be away from home for a meeting at church. Sometime after I left, a car pulled into our driveway. Three-year old Daniel heard the sound and rushed to the door, flinging it open with great anticipation. To his disappointment, the car backed out of the driveway and headed back in the direction from which it had come. Daniel turned to his mother and sighed, saying, “I thought ‘good-old-what’s- his-name’ was home.
After I got home that evening, my wife told me of the car in the driveway and Daniel's comment. I never referred to him again as ‘good-old-what’s-his- name.’


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author avatar Len Addington
I worked as a Counselor for 40 years. I gave my clients dignity and worth and modeled a life of integrity. I will post articles on careers and counseling and anecdotes.S

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23rd Jan 2020 (#)

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