A colleague has returned to work after spending several months away to take care of her ill child. During this time, I took over some of her duties. She has returned and responsibilities have returned to normal.
I have a feeling that it would be good form to ask her how her child is doing, but I'm really not interested and it probably shows.
Should I still ask and pretend to be interested, or is it more appropriate to not bring the subject up?
Situation in Sweden. Asking for a friend.