When I went to pick the boys up this afternoon, they told me at the day care that Simon had some big news for me.

“Simon, do you have something you want to tell me?” I asked, immediately thinking that they did some testing and confirmed that he is a genius, or something equally exciting.

“Yeah, mom. [insert sad face] Girlfriend #1 (to protect her identity, I will not use her real name, but you can read about her here) quitted on me.”

“Uh, oh.  What happened?”

“She told me she loves Connor more now.”

“How does that make you feel, buddy?”

“Sad.  But it’s ok.  I have a new girlfriend. ”

“You DO?  What about Girlfriend # 2?”


“The key carver?”

He looked puzzled for a moment and then, “Oh yeah!  I forgot about her.  Ok, well, I guess I’m not sad anymore.  Can I play my Wii when we get home?”

I hope he handles breakups that well for the rest of his life.  [Mike just walked in from work and gave Simon this sage advice: Break up with them before they have the chance to break up with you.]

And in Leo news, Leo is now blaming the cat for all the things he does that he knows he’s not supposed to do, like unplugging the lamp.   Happy Tuesday.