As you may or may not know, Lynn made a very interesting admission in a recent Lynnsight. Said admission is that there is no one she knew of corresponding to the Deanna Sobinski Mike had a crush on in grade school. The Deanna he didn't want to sit next to while having egg breath is, as one could probably expect from a mildly rigorous analysis of Lynn's methodology, a sitcom character shoved into the strip so as to give Mike conflict.
The problem is that most of Aaron's peers didn't understand that there was no "real" Deanna any more than they understood that Liz's inability to pick up on the signals Anthony was sending her was a recap of Lynn's courting Rod and had nothing to do with Kate. This sort of thing led to them having, as she put it, "problems." Since Lynn really doesn't seem to overly concern herself with any down side to her work owing to her lovely tendency to bleat that it's just a comic strip when she's called out for screwing up people's lives, it's safe to assume that her children joined Rod in being told to suck it up already.