This from Libby:
I enjoyed the following conversation with my 2 or 3 (?) year old son while driving in the car. As the driver – and therefore unable to keep eye contact and body language – I was speaking with him relying only on words, like a telephone call.
My clever boy was engrossed in an activity that required a lot of his attention. I was doing my best to verbally guide his activity as we drove along the road.
“Keep trying” I encouraged. “Concentrate,” I said.
“I am, Mum” he replied. “I’m conc-ing and trate-ing”.
Bless his Heart