"Come on, Kevin. Let's go play."
"It's okay. Nelson Mandela will be here soon. Let's go play."
"No. I'm scared."
Nelson Mandela is coming. He'll be here any moment."
I am operating under the impression that "Nelson Mandela" is the name of one of Kevin's friends (which say TONS about my neighborhood), but if the actual Nelson Mandela walks in the door and buys cones for all the children, '09 will be the best year ever.
Update: Nelson Mandela got here. He immediately took charge and made sure all the others kids were playing well together.
Update 2: Now Nelson Mandela is putting on a puppet show. He has a lion and a zebra puppet and roaring. I think it is symbolic morality play but unsure what the message is.