Son #1 has a girlfriend. She's "hot", smart, and, to quote, "I actually talk to her". Different from his last "girlfriend" EH ("extremely hot"), with whom the extent of his interactions was a tag on the playground, with a reciprocal tag back.
"I almost kissed her, Mom. We were talking in the ditch, but then the bell rang." I told him 10 year old boys should not be focused on kissing their 10 year old girlfriends. He just laughed.
Yesterday, he borrowed the au pair's phone to send his first text message. It read "I love you."
Actually, it said "I love you, mom." It was to me.