The beauty of young children is that they are secure enough and naive enough to just go ahead and share what is on their minds. I learn so much from my conversations with my daughter. Examples include the following:
Conversation on the way home from school:
Me: How was school today?
E: Fine. I played with my friends.
Me: That does sound like fun!
E: I ate a leaf.
Me: (Startled, bu laughing) Really? Why did you do that?
E: I licked it.
Me: (Still quietly laughing) Why?
E: I want a hot dog for dinner.
(End of conversation)
E: Mmmm, I like my dinner.
Me: I’m glad, you are doing a good job of eating everything on your plate.
E: M-hm. I’m getting married.
Me: Oh, really?
Me: Who are you going to marry?
Me: Me? Why thank you, I am flattered.
E: You can wear your princess dress (this is my wedding dress).
Me: Thank you.
E: Yep. More ketchup, please.
Don’t you just love these conversations? Don’t you just wish you could change subjects out of the blue at work?