>> Thursday, 7 February 2013
After school today, Boy #2 and I were waiting for his brother to arrive before heading home. One of Boy #2's classmates was also there, waiting to be collected. They were shooting the breeze about how Classmate had just been given the i-phone 5 by his mum (note: this is not impossible, even for a 6 year old, in Russia) when Boy #1 arrived.
Boy #2 to his brother: "HIIIIII."
Classmate: "Who's that?"
Boy #2: "That's my brother, Boy #1."
Classmate: "Oh. I thought he was your friend."
Boy #2: "He is my friend."
Classmate: "But I thought he was your brother?"
Boy #2: "He is my brother."
Classmate: "But you said he was your friend?"
Boy #2: "He's my brother, and my friend."
Obviously, they were still niggling each other and wailing loving remarks like 'don't look at me!' all the way home. But it was glimpse, and that's enough for now...