• “We’ll get to the doctor’s appointment in time, Mom. How about a cup of tea first?”
  • “I can see you’re concerned about the pile of papers and I am too. Let me clean that up.”
  • “I know you’re missing your mother. Tell me your favorite story about her.”
  • “President Eisenhower was a great man. What did you like best about him?”
  • “Mom, I know that summer is you favorite time of year. Do you know tomorrow is the first day of summer? Let’s make a list of some fun things to do when it gets hot.”
  • “I can only imagine how hard this must be for you; but I’m here, and I’ll stick with you.”
  • “I am sorry that I upset you, let’s listen to some music and try to take the bath later.”
  • “Dad, would you like milk or cranberry juice with your dinner?”