No. I'm not talking about Farmer H. I'm talking about The Pony. That boy is just the sweetest thing!
He has been communicating for months by text and email and all means electronic with a little gal he met at his Missouri Scholars Academy reunion. He is quite smitten. Two days ago, he showed me her picture! All this time, he has been pointedly not giving out details. Even going so far as to shout, "Yay! PERSON!" when his phone gives a little text vibration tone.
I looked at the picture she sent him, and said, "You've been texting a while this evening. Your phone is hot."
"Uh huh. Just like her!"
"I think you need to work on your pick-up lines. That's not going to fly."
Apparently The Pony has mentioned PERSON to his circle of nerd friends at school. They are, after all, the closest thing he has locally to HIS PEOPLE. Even the principal made a mention of PERSON.
The Pony must really be getting comfortable with his long-distance connection, because he even showed PERSON's picture to his grandma Friday during our post-bill-paying visit. As we left the parking lot later, I told him, "You need to make sure you treat PERSON right. Girls get their feelings hurt over the least little things, and guys don't always understand that."
"Oh, I'll treat her right. You're the best things that ever happen to us."
I don't deserve him.