Every day, I ask my son how his day was. He's FOUR, and he already knows that he can answer that question with one word, either "good" or "bad" or "okay", etc. So, I changed tactics, and have started to ask him what his favorite thing he did during his day was. That makes him think over his day and then decide on something good to tell me. Sometimes, he also wants to tell me the worst thing about his day, or about several good things that happened while he's trying to figure out which one was the best. It's been a great way to recap our days together, and the best part is, he's started asking me what my favorite thing about my day was.
Basically, my first answer is always something like: 'helping you wake up in the morning' or 'reading our bedtime story together', or 'getting to talk with you on the phone'. He's started asking me for more details though. Like, "What was your favorite thing that you did when you were at work?" The kid is smart, and he doesn't need his ego stroked TOO much. :D
My favorite thing about today was when, after he told me all about his day and asked me about mine, as I was saying my last goodnight to him, he piped up with, "Don't go yet Mommy, I changed my favorite thing from today!" and I said, "You did? What's your favorite thing now?" and he replied, "Talking with you about our days today and snuggling."
Me too, little buddy, me too. <3