My son loves piggyback rides. I usually oblige him. On this recent evening, I was neighing like a horse & bucking like a bronco with Jonah firmly on my back when the phone rang. It was around 6 PM when my wife invariably calls to tell me she’s about to pack up and leave work. I figured it had to be her since no one calls the house at this time except her.
Then I made the fatal mistake that will forever mark me as Daddy Fool. I clicked on the speakerphone button on the phone just as I was letting out a loud NEIGH! The woman on the other end of the phone line was so dumbfounded she couldn’t answer. She couldn’t even remember who she was calling! She was so shocked she barely remembered who she was! Then I realized it wasn’t my wife and boy did I feel like an utter fool!
It actually was our caterer, Beth Young of Honey I’m Home calling to confirm our weekly food order. She laughed uproariously (she has a young child too & understands Those Things We Do for Our Children). I laughed uproariously (when I wasn’t thinking about how stupid I had been). It was one helluva kid moment, I tell you.
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