I was watching Jumper play basketball when J. walked in to the gymnasium and sat near us. He never sits near us...he is too shy. Usually he sits with some kids he knows. He kept looking at us, like glancing back and he even let me meet his eyes, but he didn't say anything. I tried to get him to talk, but he just answered with one word. Then I got up to buy a Coke and when I came back, he was gone and hub had the cell phone that he had gotten for J. J. told him he didn't want it anymore and that he had to leave, he had work to do on his car. I said to Tom (hub), "He broke up with Jumper." Hub is a little slow...he didn't figure it out. I knew it would be hard on Jumper. He didn't tell her. She didn't know he was going to do it. I went down the bleachers and found her best friend and she said that he had texted her to tell her he was going to do it. He didn't really give her a reason. Her friends said that he had seemed really nice at first, but that he hadn't been nice lately...that he had been crabby. I know they have been fighting. I have never gone through a teenage breakup with a child. What can I do? We texted a little. She is with Tom. She broke my heart. I asked if she was ok and she said "Not now, but I will be." Then she added, "I'm just going to miss him so much." What do I do as a mother? Just listen? In two days we are going to Chicago to see PastryChef graduate and do Christmas. I wish he had waited until after the holiday.