Last year when I joined Joey for his annual fieldtrip, I was quite shocked to see him holding hands with one of his classmates; he didn’t even leave her side and I was left wandering behind them. A few months after that, Joey told me that his classmates have been teasing them everyday and that they are together all the time, especially during breaks.
Curious as to how far things have progressed, I asked Joey how his “girlfriend” reacted when she found out he’s moving to a new school next school year (he had taken and passed the entrance exam at one of the big schools near our place).
Me: So Joey, how are you and “A”?
Joey: We don’t talk anymore.
Me (taken aback, knowing they were inseparable just a few weeks ago): Why? Did you have a fight?
Joey: Mom, it wouldn’t have worked anyway. I’m moving to a new school so what’s the point?
Me: (speechless; so I guess this means he knows the concept of long distance relationships – at nine years old!!!)