Friday, June 28, 2013

Yesterday, Last Year and Tomorrow

The girls understand that some things have already happened and some things have yet to happen -- but it's how they quantify the time that gets interesting. 

Grace: Remember last year when we went to the doctor? (It was last week.)

Claire: Yesterday, when I was a baby, I cried a lot. 

And "maybe tomorrow" is a catch-all for Grace's optimism. 

Grace: Can I have more pop?
Me: No, you've had enough.
Grace: Maybe tomorrow? 

Grace: Remember last year, when we ate popcorn and watched a movie? Can we go again?
Me: We will in a few months. They aren't any kids movies out right now. 
Grace: Maybe tomorrow? 

The fact that we are still wearing our PJs at 2 p.m. probably doesn't help with the time confusion. But that's a conversation for another day. 

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