I know my son had a history test today, and that history is a make-or-break class for him. I want to ask him about the test but we’re having a delicious family meal at Olive Garden and I don’t want to break up the festive mood in the event the news turns out to be bad.
I decide to ease into it with some small talk . . .
“So, how was recess today?”
o_O (BLANK STARE)
I continue, “I know you had a history test today but rather than get right into that, I thought we could start with some small talk about recess.”
He says, “I haven’t had recess since 6th grade.”
“Oh. In that case, how was the history test?”