I find that dh doesn’t remember being a child very well. His parents were as involved as was normal for the time, possibly more so. But he doesn’t realise that the moments that are most amazing are when the kids are just talking about something important to them. That’s when you really need to be listening because a) they might drop a clue about something you can ask later and b) if they start thinking you aren’t interested, they won’t bother to tell you anything.
It’s why I know way more about Minecraft than I ever anticipated and why I know who makes annoying noises at preschool lunch, who always knocks things over when it’s pack away time, who can’t climb the rock wall well, the poses she did in animal yoga, why so and so’s lunch was unacceptable (there was too much vegemite, so mum, when I have vegemite make sure you make it properly!!!)
Edited by Riotproof, 11 August 2019 - 02:07 PM.