Me: "Yeah? Well that's good."
The Rationalist: "Yep. I feel really cheerful!"
Me, laughing,"Well...it's always nice to be around cheerful children instead of grumpy children. Why are you so cheerful?"
The Rationlist shrugs,"I just am."
The Rationalist:"Actually, you know why I am in such a great mood?"
Me: "No. Why?"
The Rationalist: "Reading Buddies."
The Rationalist: "Today was Reading Buddies Day and I got to go to the kindergarten and read stories for them."
Me: "Oh....so you liked that?"
The Rationalist: "Yes....it made my heart jump and made me feel really good inside. Have you ever had that happen to you?"
Me, smiling and giving him a hug: "I sure have. You're a good kid...you know that, right?!"