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Prole1 is playing with his electric shark in the living room.
Prole2 is in the kitchen, sitting at the table and watching me.
He has been staring silently at me for some time as I do the washing up.
I decide to strike up a conversation.

Me: Did you enjoy yourself at your friend’s house?

Prole2: Yes.

Me: What did you do?

Prole2: Stuff.

Me: What stuff?

Prole2: Just stuff.

Me: What did you have for tea?

Prole2: Food.

Me: Nice food?

Prole2: Yes.

Me: Did you eat it?

Prole2: Yes.

Me: Did it have a name?

Prole2: What?

Me: Your food, what was it?

Prole2: What?

Me: What was your food called?

Prole2: Dinner.

Me: Right….ummm….good day at school?

Prole2: Yes.

Me: What did you do?

Prole2: Stuff.

Me: Right, stuff….good stuff?

Prole2: Yes.

Me: Who did you play with?

Prole2: Friends.

Me: What did you play?

Prole2: Games.

Me: Ok..good..ummmm…in the playground?

Prole2: Yes.

Me: Right…right…playground….

In strolls Prole1.

Prole1: What are you talking about?

Me: School…

Prole1: I had a good day at school today, it was non-uniform day, as you know,  and we all gathered in the hall for an assembly in which there was a collection for the RNLI and I…

Prole2: HEY! EXCUSE ME PLEASE! WE WERE TALKING! PLEASE DON”T INTERRUPT! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Prole1 sticks his fingers in his ears and heads back to the living room.

Prole2: Sorry Dad, we were having a nice chat. Go on, ask me some more questions.

Me: Right….what did you have for lunch?

Prole2: Food.

Me: What was it?

Prole2: Lunch.

Me: Of course….

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