We’ll See

“We’ll see” has become my go-to answer for the majority of questions I am asked by people in my househould.  And I am asked so, so, so, so, so (that’s 1 so for every kid I have) many questions.

Them: “Can I go to my friend’s house this weekend?”
Me: “We’ll see.”

Them: “Do you think we’ll go to an Atlanta Braves game this year?”
Me: “We’ll see.”

Them: “Are we going out to eat for supper tonight?
Me: “We’ll see.”

Them: “Can we continue to live here rent-free and mooch off of you and mom?”
Me: “We’ll see.”

Even though that last one isn’t real and has only taken place in my head, I think you get the idea. After pondering this for a while, I think I have come to a conclusion as to why I use this term instead of anything else I could say.

“We’ll see” is a hopeful way of saying “maybe.”

“Maybe” is a fine answer to many questions, but it doesn’t have the hopeful optimism of “we’ll see.” To my mind, “we’ll see” points the questioner toward a future of amazing possibilities. It’s not just a mundane, so-so answer. It is an answer that points the conversation toward a many-colored horizon of opportunity and potential. Or something like that.

You may think that I am overthinking this or that much pondering hath made me mad. You may be correct. I’m still going to use it, though, because you aren’t the boss of me.

Which gets me to the real reason for this post.

A few years ago, I blogged on this site every weekday. It was fun, encouraging, and enlightening as the site gained a little bit of a steady readership and I was given the opportunity to interact with people from all over the country.

And then I stopped and started back.

And stopped and started back.

A few times.

And now I think it’s time to start back.

Will I blog every weekday like I did before? Will I re-start some of the semi-popular regular features? Will I keep it up or once again abruptly quit?

My answer is….

We’ll see.

What are your go-to answers to common questions? Do you think “we’ll see” is better than maybe? Feel free to leave a comment!

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