Pai: Apparently, the girls got into an actual fist fight.
Me: Actual fisticuffs? Seriously?
Pai: Adriana said that she turned her back on them for one second while they were playing and when she looked back their little toddler hands were balled into fists and they were fighting over something.
Me: Over what?
Pai: She didn’t say.
Me: What did Adriana do?
Pai: She walked away. She let them have it out and then she scolded them with an appropriate amount of Portuguese guilt centered around love and loyalty.
Me: Well played.
Pai: She asked that we talk to her about it, too.
Molly: (trotting inside, curls bouncing, happy as a clam)
Molly: Sim (yes)?
Me: Did you and Ariana (her colleague at her Nanny’s house) have a fight?
Me: What made you angry today at Tia’s house? Faz zangado (made you mad)?
Hank: (sitting on the step leading down to our sunken living room)
Molly: (hands folded behind her back) uh, uh, uh, uh, uh… A MINHA! (It [was] MINE)
Me: Oh, I see. And Amália faz zangado (got mad) at Ariana.
Me: And did you (dramatically make hands into fists and grimace face)?