E comes outside and sits down with with me. When I finish writing what I was writing at the time, I look up...
Me: What's up?
E: Nothing much...just came to see what you're doing.
Me: I'm writing. I thought you were going to hangout with K?
E: He's ignoring me.
Me: The hell? Why is he ignoring you? What did you do?
E: (extremely puzzled) Why does it have to be something I did? Why can't he just want to be alone because he's dealing with something that doesn't have anything to do with me?
Me: You're exactly right. And that is reason #1,453,286 why you're so awesome.
SIP: I can name 5 adults who should learn this lesson RIGHT.THIS.MINUTE.
Me: That kid is going to be such an awesome adult.