One afternoon, while I was sitting in my classroom, my students were adamant about discussing who their best friends were....
Me: It’s okay to have more than one best friend!
Student: No it’s not! You can only have ONE! I only have one! And, it’s NOT him! (Points and glares at another student across the table.)
Me: That’s not kind! Even if he isn’t your best friend, we still need to be nice. We don’t want to hurt our friends feelings, do we?
Student: I guess not.......You want to know who IS my best friend?
Me: Sure, I do!
Student: (gently lifts pizza off his plate & whispers under his breath) Pizza. Pizza. Pizza. PIIIIZZZZAAAAA