to what I've been saying about predators (thank goodness!). Her boyfriend (not Bff, they are two different girls) had Duckie over to hang out this evening and they were each showing off their cell phones. A little history: boyfriend is a bit of a difficult child in her own right: she's prone to making up tall tales and this is the girl with whom Duckie was nearly kicked out of pre-k for being such trouble makers. As an example, boyfriend's mom was in a minor car accident a few years ago and walked away completely unharmed. boyfriend went to school and told everyone how her mother was lucky to be alive and should be home any day from the hospital. She was so convincing that the teachers were organizing a collection and pulling together meals for the family before the truth came out (teacher called home to speak with Dad to assure him not to worry about boyfriend's homework, etc during such a stressful time). So back to tonight. boyfriend tells Duckie that she's been getting texts from a cousin of a friend, a 15 year old boy named Zach. She's never met him. He wants to play 20 questions (!!!) and for her to send him a picture. She shows Duckie a few texts from a kid named Zach, but they were neutral. Duckie isn't sure if boyfriend is lying or if this is a predator. She told boyfriend she had to tell her mom, boyfriend said no. So Duckie told her that she was going to tell me and let me talk to her mom. boyfriend told Duckie she wasn't being a friend if she told, but Duckie said she'd be okay with boyfriend being mad so long as it meant she was safe. She also pointed out that even if boyfriend was lying or exaggerating that she couldn't think of one reason why a 15 year old boy would be texting 10 year old girl. Period. (We had a "too close for comfort" issue with a predator last year, so that's why Duckie knows so much.) We have plans to take in a local museum tomorrow. boyfriend is likely to be grounded in some way after I talk to her mom so I'll wait until I bring her home.