**An honest to Goodness conversation held between me and my 5-year-old son, Russell. Backstory: My Dad is home from a stint in a SNF, for a few weeks. I am now his devoted caretaker and he (Russell) decided to go next door to say hello because he missed him…
Me: You can go see Abba (what Russell calls his Grandpa). I’m sure he would like to see you.
(He heads out the door and walks across the drive way to my Dads apartment)
3 min later…
Me: Russell, did you even say Hi to Abba or did you just steal some candy and leave? (he has a handful of candy)
Russell: No. I said “Hi”, and he said “Hi”, and I said “How are you?”, and he said “good” and I said “OK”…and THEN I stole some candy and left.
At least he was honest. And cordial.