Before every piano lesson I take a minute or two to just talk to the kid about their day, or their week, or whatever. Except for Melissa, they never have too much to say.
I was starting up Sydney's lesson and asked her how everthing was going.
"How's your Mom and Dad?"
"How's your teacher, Mr. N.?"
He's doing OK."
"Has he said anything brilliant or wise lately?"
"No. Not yet."