I am looking for some help with my SS. He is almost 5 and and answers "I don't know," to virtually any question someone asks him about his day. Some of the questions are as simple as, what did you have for lunch, what did you and your mom do yesterday, what did you do at school today, etc. Even when we prompt him (did you eat this? Did you write your name? Did you sing the alphabet?), the answer is always, "I don't know,"
We will ask him during dinner time or in the car on the way home from school, so it is not like he's distracted by toys or playing outside. When H or I ask him to try to remember he still can't or he makes an a silly story that we know isn't true. His long-term memory is amazing and can tell me things that happened years ago, remembers pages worth of words from books, and has an incredible vocabulary.
It is extremely frustrating for H and I, but doesn't seem to bother SS. We know he does the same thing with his mom, grandparents, teachers, etc. when they ask him a simple question.
Just curious if anyone has been in a similar situation? Is this common in kids this age?