Every night at dinner we do the whole "what was the best/worst" part of your day. We've only been doing this for maybe a year - dinners before then looked like this:
"Taylor, please sit on your bottom. Taylor, please stop crying because there are green beans on the table. Taylor, please stop gagging you don't even have anything in your mouth."
You get the picture.
Anyway, when we sit down together, this is something that starts great conversation. We also ask the kids when they have "seen God" that day, a concept Bailey gets and Taylor really doesn't, but when she hears Bailey's answer "I saw God when Xander picked me for the 7-up game" she'll answer similarly.
Sometimes the best/worst game is about things at school, sometimes home. Sometimes their answers make me swell with pride, sometimes I cringe. But now that my girls are getting older and can hold a conversation like that, I am trying to make time to really listen. I want to set the stage for them to be used to talking to us and sharing about their day and feelings.
Of course, having 2 girls who already seem to be divas, I expect some eye-rolling in the future when I ask these kind of questions. That's ok, I'll just take away their itouches - which is fine by me, I want to play with them anyway!