The other day, I was joking with a friend about how I'm the Queen of "We'll see" because when my kids say stuff like "Promise we can go swimming tomorrow!" or "Promise I can have a sleep-over next weekend." I usually say "We'll see." I don't want to make promises that I might not be able to keep and unless I know that it's out of the question, I don't say no. (Ok, I admit, even when I'm pretty sure the answer is "no", I sometimes say "we'll see" just so that I don't have to argue.)
So, this morning M-Girl really wanted to lay in bed with me even though it was past time to get up. I said "Ok, I'll lay with you for a couple of minutes but you have to promise me something." (I was going to make her promise that she'd get up as soon as I said she needed to.) She says, "Why? You never make promises." I look at her, puzzled and she says "You always say 'we'll see' and you don't make promises." I want my kids to listen to me but I didn't want them to figure out my tricks and use them against me!