I can't count the times my kids have said these words:
- "Can I stay up for just 10 more minutes?"
- "I'll just be a minute."
- "It's just five dollars."
- "She's just a little puppy. Taking care of her will be easy!"
- "It's just twenty dollars. I'll pay you back."
All the justs add up, mostly the ones I say to myself:
I just need to do one thing before I write.
Just one cookie won't make a difference.
It's just twenty dollars, the kids will pay me back.
I'll just write tomorrow if I can't find time today.
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This post is part of the 2012 A to Z Challenge. I literally couldn't think of another word except jelly. My kids suggested jelly beans.