me: "So I hear that Mom is advising you every day to dump your girlfriend."
me: "Aha, now you are in the situation I was in! Well, still in. Dad is against my relationship, and Mom is against yours."
Tom: "Yeah, maybe we should swap."
me: (incredulously) "You want Dad to be against your relationship?"
Tom: "No, you date Eileen, and I'll date Simon. Then our parents will say, "Aiya! Swap back! It was better before!'"
Tom: "But Eileen might say, 'I don't want to swap! I like this way better.'"