Lunch was over. We were walking back toward the classroom. Kelly was holding my hand. “Whad’s negst?” He asked. “Naptime? I no wants to sleeps.”
I said, “Yep. Naptime. And today I just might take a nap, too.”
Kelly laughed. “You no can nap. You bigs.”
“I can’t nap?” I queried.
Kelly said, “No, silly. Only boys and girls.”
“Why only boys and girls?” I demanded. “Why can’t I nap?”
Kelly stopped and looked up at me with the incredulous disgust only a five year old can muster and demanded, “Why you wants to?” Then he walked off shaking his head.
Later, as the kids spread their blankets and pillows on the floor Kelly looked over at Cass and said, “Jou know somethin’? Growed-ups is weird!”
Cass continued to arrange her stuffed kittens just so and didn’t even look at him. She just nodded her head and said, “Uh-huh! Yeps, I knowed.”