Today was Imogen's first day of kindergarten. She is attending a special program called Socialization Kindergarten especially for children with disabilities. The following scene unfolded in the cloak room at drop-off.
SLP (speech language pathologist): Look Imogen, there's Eloise*.
Imogen: Oh yay! She's going to be my best friend. Hi Eloise!
Eloise, to her mother: I like how that girl looks.
Eloise: She's prettier than me and she doesn't like Hello Kitty. Oh no, this is not good.
Imogen: I like Hello Kitty and we are both the prettiest! You're my best friend.
Eloise: Oh, okay. That's alright then.
*Eloise is not the child's actual name; I don't use names unless I've sought parental consent.