... conversations with The Boy.
You know how you can ask a kid how their day was and the reply is always the same, "fine". Better yet, ask what did you do today and what did you learn... "nothing".
So I try to ask open ended question at the dinner table to spark conversation with my son. I will ask what part of his day was the most fun, who is the funniest kid in the class, the fastest runner... you get the idea. Here is a snippet of tonight's topic of discussion with a six year old... insightful young lad that is.
Me: who do you like to sit beside at lunch?
The Boy: Katie. She's my favorite so far.
Me: Is she nice? Do you think she's pretty? Do you looooooove her?
The Boy: *rolling eyes, then smirking* Yes, the girls in my class are very pretty and I loooooove them all.