So we brainstormed alternative phrases to use that basically mean the same thing--getting together with a friend.
We threw out general terms such as play, hang, hang out, etc.
Then Drue proudly suggested hangover.
I proceeded to fall out of my chair.
She was pleased with her selection and went on to explain the rationale behind her clever choice. "Because we want to have a friend come hang out over at our house."
Needless to say, I vetoed that idea. And all discussion on the matter abruptly came to an end.
We're just going to say, "Can so and so come over?" going forward.
And I apologize now if any of your children have ever received an invitation to have a hangover at the Hollaways.