So after the yelling by Mom, I was not allowed to use Dad’s tools anymore. Even though I really needed to build a lock to keep my little sister, Elizabeth, out of my room while Cash was over. Boys who are going into fourth grade don’t need an almost first- grader barging in and saying we are playing too rough.Even if we are.Building something with a toolbox, I was thinking, might be a way to calm things down, for goodness sake, which is another rule in our family:
Not so wild in the house
.We also have the
thing going strong here, and you’re supposed to just remember to say them without even a hint. After you eat, you have to say
May I be excused?
and then clear your plate. Those are not rules in my second- best- friend Noah’s family. Noah can just leave his stuff on the table and get up whenever he’s done. I am not sure what the rule is in Cash’s family, because they just moved here from Tennessee in June and I didn’t even know we were such great friends during camp. The way I found out we were such great friends in camp was: He told his mom we were, and so he wanted to have a playdate with me, so she called my mom on the phone with the news.