Out of the mouth of babes usually comes the truth in some form. Recently, Teagan has taken a likin' to the phrase "just a little minute". I sat down the other day and it hit me like a ton of bricks. She wouldn't be saying it if she didn't hear it a lot. Unfortunately, here lately there have been more times then not that my answer to her questions have been "just a minute" or "in a little bit".
Like when we get home. I go into full on "routine" mode. Dinner, a little play, baths and bed. Our converstation usually goes something like this:
"Mommy play Teagan"
"In a minute, Baby, Mommy's making dinner"
"In a minute, Baby"
Is anybody starving? No. Could dinner wait a few more minutes? Absolutely. From now on Teagan won't be hearing "just a minute" as often as she will hear "Okey Dokey! Mommy's coming!" Hopefully that will be the next phrase she catches on to.