Had a tough couple of days here at the casa, the boy's best friend since kindergarten lost his mother. The boy has known her all his life, she was a couple years younger than us, so it really hit home. His friend withdrew over the last couple of weeks, the boy didn't even find out until after her funeral. Odd circumstance, but it must have been the way they wanted to handle it. It was sudden and it was quick, and the boy doesn't know what to make of it, or how to help his friend. Tough lesson to learn, not always anything you can do.