Wolfie and Tulip were holding hands. He said to Tulip, "Your skin feels like Emily's* skin."
I asked Wolfie, "How do you know how Emily's skin feels? Were you holding hands with her?"
He said, "Yes. We were holding hands in the hall."
Just to be sure, I asked, "Did the teacher tell everyone to hold hands with a partner or did you and Emily just want to hold hands?"
He said, "We were just holding hands while walking together."
Oh my sweet heart.
*Emily is not her real name ;)
edited on 10-16-11 to add
** It's also actually not Emily, another girl in Wolfie's class who he has befriended recently. He told me this after I wrote this blog. That complicates matters further; I'm not going to re-assign the girl in the story another fictitious name, though.