So, I recently started teaching after school art classes to some little kids. My youngest pupil is five and the eldest kids are nine. I am still getting to know them. I asked them if they have any siblings and I explained that I am an only child. One little girl said that she was an only child as well but she almost had a brother. I asked her if she had a step-brother or maybe a male cousin close in age - she replied, "No, he's a dog."