Plugging in the 13 (almost 14) year old's phone last week, I notice on his screen a picture of an adorable girl with two braids and an ornery smile. "Who is this?" I ask. Not sure if I want the answer.
Oh, I see how it is. He's going to make me WORK for the information.
Then the smile creeps across his face telling me that I'm about to get shut out.
"Where did you meet her?"
Seriously, what is it with the one-word answers?!
Also, I don't really understand the Minecraft game.
"Where in Minecraft?"
He starts to explain. I stop him, because, well, I have no idea what he's talking about.
Something about servers and teams and whatnot.
Turns out, Isaac and Melissa joined servers. (I think that's what he said.)
Also, turns out, he's been setting his alarm to get up SUPER early to message with her. Because as his day is starting, her day is ending. Because she is halfway around the globe from him.
LITERALLY, halfway around the globe.
Once he found out that she is in Australia, Isaac spent hours online researching everything he could about Australia. Industry, business, government, geography, sports, etc...
Turns out, she likes Minecraft and he likes Minecraft. She plays soccer and he plays soccer. And she doesn't care that he's a dancer.
Oh, and neither of them cares that they have absolutely no idea how far apart they are. No. Idea.
Now THIS is the kind of girlfriend (although, I'm pretty sure it is just a crush at this point) I want him to have until at least college.
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