stages of time

Genuine Fake WatchesLast week I was talking with my 5 year old niece. She wanted me to go outside and play. I told her I would “later”. She said she’d be gone by then (apparently kids know what “later” means to adults).

I told her I couldn’t go “now” but that wasn’t good enough for her. So I had to explain that time (present and future) can be in one of 4 places:

  • now
  • after now
  • before later
  • later

We decided to go outside “before later”. Truth be told, I think we went out “after now”.

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