“Hazel, how was school today?” I recently asked my 4-year-old daughter on our ride home. “Great!” she said. “What is one thing you did today?” I then asked. “Played,” she replied. “What did you play?” I continued. “I played kitchen, blocks, going sleeping, coloring,” she then answered. “That sounds like fun!” I told her.
Then I paused for a moment as I pondered this conversation, smiled to myself, and continued driving home. Several days later, I still think about this exchange and smile.