Doing better than How-was-your-day?
Love this - thanks Marc.
We have a 1 year old son and despite our regular (intentionally tongue in cheek) assertion that's he's 'very advanced', we're not quite at the Q&A stage yet :D Nevertheless, this is a topic close to my heart as many friends and close relatives have children and I pride myself on trying to remain interesting enough to be worth talking to without relying on questions about computer games I don't play or understand. What's also great about children is that their 'no filter' approach to life often means they ask some of the best questions around (I'm reminded of this exchange from Jerry Maguire; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgBK2sy20IA).
This same goal is, of course, applicable to adult conversations too. A humorous example that springs to mind is this one from 4 Weddings and a Funeral (https://clip.cafe/four-weddings-a-funeral-1994/the-man-woman-are-married-s5/).
A smart French fella once said, 'Judge a man by his questions, not by his answers' and I appreciated the reminder that we can all have more interesting conversations if we put in a bit of extra effort.