"So, how was your day?" I ask him.
"School or girl wise?" Big grin still in place, impossibly getting bigger.
"Um, girl??" I spluttered.
"Yeah, I have a girlfriend." Like it was everyday stuff.
I found out about her at the talent show, she wanted him to sit with her...and he did, instead of down next to us. First warning sign.
Apparently, this girl's name is Brittney...but Nick has a terrible time with names, so I am taking this with a grain of salt until I find out for sure. He doesn't know her last name either, that would just be asking too much. He is very into her too...he talks about her all the time and even spent precious arcade tickets to get her 2 bracelets...not just one, but TWO! Wow! He wanted to get two of each just in case they broke, but I talked him out of that one! I'm not even sure this girl will remember him come August 23rd! He didn't get a phone number or any way to keep in touch with her.
This is all hush hush too, I guess. He wasn't supposed to tell anyone because she didn't want her little brother to find out because he would tell her parents. I don't think we have to worry about them running off to get married and Nick is a good boy. So, I am posting it to the entire internet. He's not even sure of her name, so I think we will be alright.
So, it starts. They grow up way too fast.