Engaging Dinner Conversation

June 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

A lot of times, Hike and I have dinner without Brad on Tuesday nights. Aside from an occasional “no” or “milk please”, our dinner conversation is usually pretty one-sided and goes something like this:

“Hiram, please stop banging your fork on the table. Forks are for eating not playing.”

“Try one bite of asparagus. I bet you’ll like it.”

“Chew, chew, chew!”

“That’s OK Hiram. We can pick it up after we’re done…Hiram! Don’t eat that off the floor!”

“How was your day today? What did you do?” (silence as I try to remember what his teacher wrote on his daily report). “Did you go to the park?”


Last Tuesday though, Hiram and I had the first of what I hope to be many more dinner conversations. When I asked him what he did, he said, “Gym!”

“You played in the gym?” I said.

“Yeahhhhh!” said Hike.

“What did you play in the gym?”


“You rode your bicycle?”


“Did you ride by yourself or with a friend?”


“You rode bikes with Quinn?”

“Yeahhhhh!!!!! Round and round!”

“You rode your bikes around and round? That sounds fun! What else did you do?”

The end.

Back to banging his fork.

Anyway, I loved our conversation and I can’t wait to have more. Hiram’s own take on his day is way better than the written daily report– even if it was a little less detailed.



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