Today's Carnival day at school. If Romeo is out looking for Vio, she's more likely to run away from him than to kiss him.
Actually, these days her biggest admirer is her best friend Paula, who has repeatedly declared her intentions to marry Vio. Rocío, who for today has become Puss in Boots (and who will have no mercy on the boys), upon hearing that, called them lesbians.
I overheard the conversation, and asked her if she knew what that meant, to which she replied, "Sure, it's when two girls like each other." I pointed out that she likes her friends and they are girls, so did that make her a lesbian? "Mamá!" She exclaimed, shocked that I would suggest something like that, even though only moments before she had done the same to her sister. "It's only when the girls like to do things together. Like kiss and stuff," she replied. I asked her about the "and stuff" and she said that she knows what men and women do together, but that she isn't quite sure how it works with two women. That left me kind of wordless, since I couldn't have imagined having to explain this stuff to her just yet. When I was ten I didn't even know how regular sex worked, let alone what the possible variations on the subject might be.
So, kids aren't what they used to be, but they still have just as much fun dressing up as I did in my day...gee, now I'm starting to sound like an old fogey. Pretty soon I'll be saying stuff like,"I used to walk ten miles, barefoot, in the snow to get to school (never mind that it was in California), and it was uphill all the way, and coming home it was also uphill..."