I have this great idea. I am going to propose to congress that we remove a certain word from the English language. That doesn't sound too nuts, does it? Nah, course not. So I officially propose that we remove the word "actually" from our native tongue.
Random? I know, it might seem so but...that word is driving me totally and completely insane. And I don't have the skills to handle it so let's just swipe it out of existence and all will be well.
Let me explain.
Bitty: "Mom, can I please have a bowl of cereal?"
Me: "Sure, honey, what kind would you like?"
Bitty: "Can I please have Life in the green bowl?"
I start to pour the cereal in the bowl and add the mi...
Bitty: "ACTUALLY CAN I PLEASE HAVE FROSTED MINI WHEATS?"
Me: (Trying to stop the milk from flowing in mid-air),..."oh...okay, sure." (I replace the cereal and switch to mini wheats. I start to pour the milk)
Bitty: "ACTUALLY I REALLY REALLY WANTED THE BLUE BOWL..."
Me: "Doh! Bitty, I can't just keep switching, can you please make up your mind?"
Bitty: "Okay, actually can I please have a grilled cheese sandwich?"
And it's not just Bitty, it's all three. And it happens with almost every request they make, which are many. It has been the cause of my mental and emotional demise, and I would like you to make that word go away now.