Cedars and Maples

Cedars and Maples

On the way to school this morning, Alex asked me to pick him up early. He wanted to visit Maples–Ethan’s afterschool program. The conversation evolved into his wanting to join Maples and leave his program, Cedars.

Me: Alex, if you leave Cedars, you are going to leave behind Itamar and all your friends. Just wait another year and you will be in Maples as a second grader anyway.

Ethan: But he doesn’t have a brother in Cedars! A brother is better than a friend.
Alex: Yea, and family is better than anything except God.

You would never know that they were fighting over pouring milk ten minutes earlier…