A few days ago, a couple of Ella's classmates came across a pistachio on the play yard. Even though her school is "nut free" one rogue nut still managed to find its way into the sand box. Since Ella is one of two students in her class who are extremely allergic to tree nuts, most of the children are well versed in what can be dangerous to their friends. Gallantly, the boys carried the nut over to a teacher who immediately threw it in the trash. Afterward, they ran over to Ella and told her, "We are protecting you, Ella! We found a pistachio and we got rid of it! Now you are safe!"* Pretty cool considering these boys are only 4 and 5! Thankfully, Ella was not the one who found the nut. That would not have been a good phone call to receive. Phew! Thanks, boys! We owe you.
*= As told by Ella.