Our two sons recently began a new school year at a new school and while taking a walk yesterday my 11-year-old Optimist Prime told me how much he was enjoying the new group of friends he’d made.
OP: I really like my new friends. They’re really interesting and creative and do stuff with their lives.
Me: When you say they do stuff with their lives, what do you mean?
OP: They’re creating stuff. They’re not all computery. They read and write and do those sort of things.
Me: That’s great. I’m glad you’ve made so many new friends.
OP: They’re more interesting than the popular kids. The popular kids are on Skype like twelve hours a day.
Me: I’m sorry, what?
OP: The popular kids are okay, but my friends are more interesting than the popular kids.
Me: Are you saying your friends aren’t the popular kids?
OP: They’re not…
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