And no matter where you stand on the topic, they’ve got some good points.
Summer is almost over. In the libraries we are girding our loins for the start of the school year. No more happy families picking up audiobooks for road trips; it's time for the after-school junior high crowds (heaven help me) and . . . dun dun dunnnn . . . school assignments.
Getting kids to talk about their day can be quite the challenge for parents as well as after-school nannies and babysitters. Add in the the same mundane question over and over, and you've got the perfect recipe for one-word answers.