You know how when you're a kid time seems to take for-e-ver. It's an eternity to do a three-minute empty the dishwasher job. It takes a million years for the school year to go by. And the time between birthdays, Christmases, whatever is somewhere in the gazillions of hours/days/years.
So, I suppose it's no wonder that this is how our daily conversation seems to go.
Me: "Do you have any homework?"
Little guy: "I dunno."
Me: "When will you know?"
Little guy: "In a minute."
Me: "As in sixty seconds?"
Little guy: "I dunno, probably longer."
And he makes no move to move an inch...for at least the fifteen minutes until I got around to writing this.
I think if I'm patient and wait a thousand years he'll get over it. But for now, I think I'm gonna go give him a "minute" long hug.
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