When Ellie returned home from school on Thursday we had a few minutes to talk quietly. I enjoy doing the motherly thing which is to inquire about her morning to show her I am interested and care about what she does outside of the house and when I am not around such as; how was your morning? Did you sit with anyone on the bus? Who was the child of the day? What did you learn today? etc.
She sat and listened before responding with a smile, “Ya know Christine? You sure do ask a lot of questions.”