Andy has been unusually quiet lately. Withdrawn almost.
Yesterday I picked him up from school and he was, well, quiet. I asked him what was wrong, and he said nothing.
But, he wasn't talking about his day, was answering questions with one word answers, just being very quiet.
I said, "Sweetie, you've been really quiet lately. Is anything going on?"
He thought about it for a minute, and replied, "Sometimes I'm quiet because I'm sad. But usually I'm quiet because I just don't have anything to say."