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Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 - 2:02 a.m.

We went to E’s friend’s house today, pool. When they were getting in the friend (who is like 6, ok) killed a small spider near the pool.

U was so upset. He got kind of aggressive and angry, trying to splash the kid from the edge of the pool, long after. Standing around growling. Finally he came over and talked to me about it. He was nearly crying he was so upset. Finally we worked out that we would tell his dad to teach him not to kill spiders.

So J told the dad, U would like for me to tell you to tell G not to kill spiders. And the dad agreed that would be a good thing and said something about “because they eat mosquitoes” and unfortunately U was then dissatisfied with this because it shouldn’t matter whether they eat mosquitoes, you shouldn’t kill them regardless.

I had to go through 2 or 3 rounds of comforting him. He didn’t really get over it until we went inside and he got to meet their cat.

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