I guess this is an IMHO thing…
My son is seven. When he’s eating a meal I’ve made him, and he’s alone (maybe in the living room while I’m in the computer room), he will call down the hallway an announcement that he’s finished eating. If I don’t respond, he will call louder until I do. Even a monosyllabic grunt from me or a “duh okay” in acknowledgement is enough to satisfy him, and then he’s back to his video games or whatever. For some reason, this is important to him. Then I got to thinking: I think I used to do this too as a kid. I’ve seen other kids do it as well.
Just now, my young bloke did this after finishing breakfast. His mum, not hearing properly, said to me, “Ben’s calling you.” Then Ben said, “No mum, I’m calling you because you made it for me.”
Do your kids do this? Did you do it? I know this sounds like rather a dull thing to survey, but it seems to be a thing that’s almost hardwired in children.