This is Tawny's new favorite phrase. I'm pretty sure she is destined to be a lawyer because she has mastered the art of reasking the same question in different ways until she gets the answer she wants. Case in point:
T: Mommy can I have a candy?
T: I mean later after lunch.
T: I mean when you feel like letting me have a candy.
M: Okay. You can have a candy when I feel like giving you one.
T: Mommy can I use the sharp knife?
T: I mean tomorrow.
T: I mean when I'm super big. When I'm bigger than you.
M: Sure, that would be fine.
T: Mommy can I play with your phone?
T: I mean when you're done.
T: I mean later.
T: I mean I don't really want to play with your phone.
M: Sounds good to me.
I kid you not when I tell you that this happens every single time I tell her no, which is a million times every day. The funny thing is that she is perfectly content once she reaches the point where I am able to say yes. I think in her mind she has somehow won. I'm not sure if it's cute or mildly irritating. I think I'll go with somewhere in between.