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The Teacher is Talking: Just a Second!

By Leslie Lindsay (image source: http://www.jonah33.com/2012/08/call-a-truce-with-the-clock-3/) I find myself saying this to my own children, “Just a second!” I am sure you do it, too…”I’ll be with you in just a second…after I unload the dishwasher, or let the dog out…or finish writing this chapter”  Just a second!  Sorry, I needed to pet the hound.  And answer the phone.  In fact, when I was a little girl my mother said the very same thing.  Only I would ask to have that time frame amended, “How about a minute, mom?  A second is just too long.”  She’d smirk at me and continue on with her sewing.  (Back then it was sewing, but for this momma–it’s writing).  So here are a few things I have been stewing over related to this “hold on” business: It teaches kids that they aren’t the center of your universe (they’re not?!  Sure seems that way sometimes) It allows children to see that you have interests and things that need attending to that are beyond the home and childcare.  When you tell your children …