A couple of weeks ago, I was picking Kate up at daycare, when her daycare provider informed me that Kate had something new to tell me. Nonchalantly, she asks Kate, “What time is it?” Without missing a beat, Kate yells back, “Its cocktail time!”
My head rotated 180 degrees as I stood staring in disbelief. My first thought was what a horrible judge of character I must be. How on earth can her daycare provider be teaching her that it is cocktail time? I laughed a nervous little laugh and just.stood.there.
Then, the story came out. See, our daycare lady is one of those people who are truly made for the job. All of the kids are on the same routine and take a nap at the same time every day. During nap time, there is a cooking show that she apparently watches. Well, Kate incidentally had been getting up a little early from her nap and would be coming downstairs right as this show was ending. At the end of the cooking segment, the host apparently says “Now, it’s cocktail time!”
She hadn't given a thought to it until Kate started repeating the phrase. All of a sudden, she realized that she should probably inform me. I think she was worried that it would just come out some time and catch me totally off guard. Yes, I think that would be an understatement.
Whenever someone asks what time it is, my sweet little daughter STILL yells “It’s cocktail time!” It’s sort of difficult to defend and I tend to think I look like I’m making up some bizarre story to explain it, so I don’t. I’m sure the general public is quite concerned about the activities taking place in our house.
Its cocktail time, no?