I told the boys I'd take them to lunch today. At first they asked to go to Village Inn. My initial response was "OK" but then I said "nah, what would I do while I wait for our food. You guys have your game boys. I don't have anything". When Thing One quickly notes: "Mom, you should have brought a book. It is a single girl's best friend!". (with just enough annoyance to his voice to make me realize those pre-teen attitude years are approaching just a bit too quickly).
Granted, I'm not single but he does have a point about books being good companions...certainly explains why he's always got his nose in a book (when his eyes aren't on some electronic gadget).