One night my six-year-old son and I were debriefing his day after his bedtime story. He wanted me to tell him about my day before he told me about his. I listed off everything I’d done that day, including my te reo Māori lesson. He excitedly said, “I’m learning te reo too!” He was so excited to hear that I was learning, just like him. The divide between adult and six-year-old shrank a little in that moment, and sharing that experience helped us to connect with each other.