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Brazilian cousins

Ella’s been having a great time with João and Bebel. She constantly asks where they are, even if they leave the room for just a minute. Poor
Bel has had to deal with Ella constantly saying “Bebel, NO,” stealing her toys, hogging the iPad, refusing to hold her hand and bossing her around (“Bebel, come!” which means “Bebel, eat!), etc. Bebel takes it in stride and is very patient with her.

The kids showed Ella off at their school. When João was asked “how can you tolerate so much cuteness (referring to Bel and Ella), he shrugged and nonchalantly said “I don’t know.” He then called out to his friends and said “hey guys, this is my cousin. Her name is Ella.”

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