A funny (or gross) story...all about the perspective
I almost forgot this client story until this morning in supervision. Last week I had a 7 year old male client. I took him to the park. Not my first choice because he is severely ADHD and doesn't often think about the consequences of his actions. But we normally meet at my supervisor's church and it was locked. Anyway, we went to the Pekin lagoon. While we were there, my client had to go to the bathroom. Since they were setting up for the Marigold Festival, there were port-a-potties close by. We ran (only because he doesn't really know how to walk). When he came out of the bathroom, he exclaimed "That was awesome!" He couldn't stop talking about how totally cool that bathroom was. He described it to me. I tried to sound completely interested (since that's what a good therapist does) but inside was gagging because I didn't think ever in my life I would use the word awesome and port-a-potty in the same sentence! Like I said...it's all about the perspective!
Let's see. I am in my thirties and single. I love spending time with my family, friends, reading, playing games, and spectating (but not playing) sports. I was born in Illinois, raised in Georgia, and went to graduate school in Texas. I now live back in Illinois. I work at an agency doing in-home therapy with kids and their families. I attend Bethany Baptist Church and work with AWANA, volunteer in the nursery, and am active in the Career class. My favorite drink is Dr. Pepper (I even like Dr. Pepper Jelly Bellies). Winter is my favorite time of year and in the winter I love to curl up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate.