You know that phrase, "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar?"
Well, Terzo has apparently heard of it. This is what came home from school with him today:
He wasted no time in showing it to Secondo, unnecessarily pointing out that it was a picture of the two of them. Secondo, who has a very soft heart, went outside immediately to play a longish game of pirates with him, which is of course what Terzo wanted all along.
Maybe there's a lesson here for international diplomacy. Lord knows that my children won't learn a thing.