• “Mom, you keep getting your shoes out of the closet then putting them away. Are you anxious about the doctor’s appointment today?”

  • “Mom, you keep asking me what’s for dinner and it is still several hours away. Why don’t we have an apple?”

  • “I’m sorry if I seem frustrated today, Mom. I am just having a bad day. Let’s make some tea.”

  • “Dad, you keep pacing by the door. I know you’re nervous about what time your sister is coming. She’ll be here soon!”

  • “Dad, Wheel of Fortune is on in a few hours. In the meantime, let’s do the word search from the paper today.”