Passing by the playground as Addie and I started our walk/roll home today, we became active witnesses to the following:
Smiling excited blond first grader runs to the chain link fence and presses her grin into it, shouting "Addieeeeeeeee!" Her hand lifts in a manic wave that does not cease as she awaits Addie's response.
A less excited first grader who followed to the fence looks up and asks her waving blond playmate, "Why would you even like her?"
Happy girl keeps smiling and waving at Addie "Because she's a friend."
After Addie responds with a wave, the smiling girl ceases her smile, stops waving and guilelessly turns to her questioner, "Why would I even like you?"