Wisdom from the old Roseanne show?
It was a usual episode of the ups and downs of daily life of a busy family trying to get 36 hours of work done in a 24 hour period. Roseanne, the mom, is trying to get an answer from DJ, the youngest. She has asked him a question and is now wanting an answer. DJ finally says that why should he answer, he hasn't talked in three days and no one has noticed.
Often my kids and I have great conversations in the car on the way to school. But I've had jobs where I started before they got up and ended after they went to bed. When I worked two full time jobs, I still saw the kids in the morning and drove them to school, but when I returned at 11 pm at night, they were in bed. What if one of them had not talked to me for three days? I'm sure I would have noticed, I'm always talking to them about something. But what if my day job had started earlier?