In any event, cell phones make it possible for kids who meet at school to exchange contact information and then text proposed plans back and forth. Alas, limited reading/writing ability in conjunction with just not having any experience scheduling anything meant it didn't really go anywhere. Eventually, the other little boy's mother intervened with a phone number, which then produced fax like tones when I called it. Then the sitter realized that the cookout T. wanted to go to at another home was going to be at the same time as the potential play date.
Maybe we'll make this happen on some other date.
Still, it was really cool that they tried.