My 11 year old son has been Skyping with some girls in his class, even though I’m sitting right here, happy to tell him stories about my childhood and give him advice about how to best live his life.
And after one session that lasted approximately forever, I tried to talk to him about it.
“So, what’s new with Sarah?” I asked. (note: Sarah is not her real name. The reason I’m not using her real name is that I don’t remember which girl it was.)
“I don’t know,” he shrugged.
“How can you not know? Weren’t you just talking to her for half an hour?!”
“Yeah, but people my age don’t go around asking each other stupid things like ‘how are you?’” he told me.
Just an FYI, so you don’t ask your kids stupid questions like I did.