My boy did not get the part he wanted in the school play which had few lines but a lot if stage time and the one he did get has 17 lines but only requires him to be onstage for one scene.
He threw himself onto the couch as soon as he arrived home from school and for the next three hours proceeded to sulk silently but very visibly, all the time refusing to tell me what the problem was. To a lesser degree this continued for the next week and still elicits a grumble if the school play is mentioned.
My boy receives an email from his bestie and 'girlfriend' saying that she thinks maybe they should downgrade things to 'just friends' come the end of the school year (2.5 terms away in July) bc they will be going to schools 5 miles apart and they won't see each other as much and she doesn't want to hurt him and she hopes that they can still be friends and please don't hate her.
Me: You seem to have an email from Roo. Have you read it?
Him: Yeah. (wanders off to watch the rugby)