Autism. Questions with unknown answers
Bright Eyes loves asking questions. Unfortunately, he's not asking them so that he can find out new things. He usually only asks them so that he can hear someone tell him what he already knows.
During the school holidays I said to him, "When you get back to school, you can ask your friends a question. You can say, 'What did you do in your holidays?'"
It was a concept that was completely new for him. He looked at me with wonderment, and asked, "What will they say?"
I am going to institute a new dinner time game called 'Ask a Question that We Don't Know the Answer To'. We'll all take turns thinking up a question that we can't possibly guess at and see whose can be funniest. Hopefully it will get him thinking in terms of finding out new things, instead of finding out things he already knows.