At school in Guatemala two boys are play fighting in the afternoon after lunch. They are having fun and not being mean. It is sunny and hot outside but they are used to it. The other children and the teacher are watching and laughing. The teacher is a nice guy. Bernardo, who is wearing a bright orange shirt, black shorts and is the older of the two boys, Diego is younger and wearing green pants with suspenders.
Bernardo has a big family. He has a mom, dad and six brothers. Diego has a mom, dad, sister and a brother. They are happy as can be playing their game. They call it “King of the Hill”. Diego is the winner of the game. Everyone is ready to go home and have supper because they are hungry.
Bernardo will go home and work on his homework. Diego isn’t lazy, but he wants to keep having fun. He would like to keep play fighting. Their bedtimes are late and not until dark. It stays light longer in Guatemala. Bernardo goes to bed on time but Diego puts up a fight. He is a bit of a rebel and doesn’t like following the rules.
Bernardo goes to sleep and dreams about being an artist. Diego dreams about being a fighter. They both snore away.
By: The Lutheran Home River Falls, WI