It’s a pretty clear communication for a five-year-old, eh? I did try to explain that it’s not very friendly to start out a conversation with “I hate you,” that the other person won’t be in listening mode if you start that way….
“Charlie didn’t like my letter,” he grumbled, as he pulled the offending bit of paper out of his backpack after school. No surprises there.
Ah well, I watched those two last week during the school trip. They play like puppies–chasing, wrestling, tumbling until someone gets bent out of shape. One of them pouts, and then the other pouts, then they giggle and start their playing over again. Snipe, gripe, giggle, chase, giggle.