every night before my son goes to bed it became our little [ tradition ] that we lay there together and talk about everything that happened that day or the things we did. it's fun to hear him ramble in his own little language. sometimes i can understand him....but most of the time i can't. but the most important thing is that we [ talk ]. i figured if i want to [ stay close ] with him in the future when he's grown and thinks he knows it all, we're never going to talk about the BIG stuff, if we don't ever even talk about the small stuff.