There are some questions a mother doesn’t even need to ask in order to find out their answers. For example:
Did the kids remember to brush their teeth this morning? Why yes, they did.
Has Eamon realized that his birthday is only 20 days away and has he given any thought to what kinds of presents he would like? Why yes, he has.
And finally, did Raphael escape outside again? Is there a giant mud puddle in the driveway? Is there any laundry to do? Yes. Yes. And yes.