I don’t know what it was. I can’t pinpoint the reason behind it why I did it. It just came out of nowhere. Today I called Boogie a “this” while I was handing him over to Mommy. I said, “Here, hold this.” It wasn’t until a few seconds later that I had started laughing at myself as I realized I had just referred to my son as an object rather than a person.
This isn’t the first time it’s happened either. I can’t remember what the situation was, but there was something that needed my attention while I had Boogie in my arms. So as I handed him over to Mommy, I said, “Here, take the whole thing!” Seriously, don’t laugh! I don’t know how or why that line came out of my mouth, but it did!
I know it’s not a big deal since I wasn’t intentionally calling him a “this” or a “thing”. I just feel weird that I did, twice! Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever accidentally referred to your child as an object?