"I'm gonna like you on your birthday," Ali tells Leila, though on the phone with his friend.
"Just on my birthday?" She asks.
"Actually, I do like you all the time," he told her in a clear, sure voice.
When I got home he told me he needed to talk to his pre-k friend. So a little bit later, we called. They've been on the phone for about a half hour, and show no signs of slowing down. They are sort of playing star wars lego together, though I think Leila is the one doing it right now.