Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I mean...

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?
M: No.
T: I mean later after lunch.
M: No
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?
M: No.
T: I mean tomorrow.
M: No.
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?
M: No.
T: I mean when you're done.
M: No.
T: I mean later.
M: No.
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.


Melissa said...

Too funny! I think you're right... she's gonna be a lawyer

BJO said...

That is really all that she has said for the past week!
No I Mean....
Se is so cute and funny!

Erica said...

That is so funny. What's even better is that I can hear her saying those things..."I mean.." LOL