We were at the library, and Tornado E was desperate for friends.
Tornado E: May I please join you?
Grandmother: Yes, you may. Girl, tell the boy he can join us.
Girl: You may join us.
Tornado E: (pulls out chair and sits down) Thank you.
Grandmother: Tell him your name.
Girl: I’m Girl.
Grandmother: Ask him what his name is.
Girl: What’s your name?
Tornado E: Tornado E! And I’m silly!
Grandmother: Oh, I’m sure you’re not silly.
Tornado E: Yes, I am! I’m very silly!
Later he joined a nanny and her charge.
Tornado E: My father doesn’t like my mommy calling us “dudes.” But I don’t mind. My father is just silly.