Joel here. Yesterday Jude and Gus were being really
nice kind with each other, encouraging and just enjoying hanging out with each other. I think they were both looking at a book on Jude’s top bunk when I commented on how lucky they were to have a brother that was their best friend. Gus didn’t miss a beat. Here is the conversation (which was so cute, I got the laptop out and asked them to narrate it one more time)
Gus: I know. Once I built that big ship, Jude said AWESOME and then we became best friends. Jude just loved that ship.
Me: Is that right Jude?
Jude: Yeah. That ship was so awesome.
Me: What ship are you talking about?
Gus: The big one that filled the whole bed.
Gus: Then Jude convinced me to take apart the big ship because I was using up all the Lego pieces and I said, “Not unless you pay me ten dollars” and Jude said “no way” and I said “what about 3 dollars? and he said no way! Two? No way. One? No money, not even one cent. And so I finally took apart the ship and Jude was glorified that I took it apart.
Jude: “Glorified,” Gus? “Glorified?” I was happy, but I wouldn’t say I was glorified.
I smile that Jude and Gus can agree on the moment they became friends and that it just happened to be this fall.