Every mom has some word, phrase and or statement that their kids loath. Mine right now happens to be “we’ll see.”
When I was a kid I swore I wouldn’t do this. I did not want to “put my kids off” with an indefinite answer to anything. As a mom I would make my kids happy all. the. time.
Then motherhood happens.
It’s not that I don’t want to say yes. Honestly, I want to say yes to everything fun.
“Can we go to the park?” Yes!
“Can we paint today?” Yes!
“Can we play hide-n-seek?” Yes!
“Can we go to nana’s house?” Yes!
“Can we have a bubble bath?” Yes!
“Can we go to the library?” Yes!
“Can we make cookies?” Yes!
“Can we play baseball, football, soccer, handball, four square, monopoly, sneaky snacky squirrel, and battleship today?” Uh…We’ll see.
You see, it’s not that I don’t want to do these things. I honestly do. But there is only so much time in a day and I still have to be the mom and make meals, clean the house, do the laundry etc. Some days I put these things off and just play but some days you do have to get some shit done!
Plus, I’ve learned that with my kids it doesn’t matter how many fun things we did that day, if I said we could do something and it didn’t happen, even if we put that thing off so we could do something more fun, then they will be upset, I’m mean, and the day was horrible.
So, “we’ll see” it is.
And when my kids say, “I’ll never say that to my kids when I grow up!” I’ll smile and say, “We’ll see.”