This is my adorable niece, Claire. Clarie is 7 years old and already very experienced in the arena of LOVE and HEARTBREAK.
A few nights ago we were talking and she told me of a recent tragedy in her short little life.
Claire: "Aunt Debbie, did you know that I broke up with my boyfriend?"
Me: "No, Claire. I didn't even know that you had a boyfriend!"
Clarie: "Yeah, his name is Tyler. He was my boyfriend. But I broke up with him."
Me: "Oh. You broke up with him. How long were you "going out"?"
Claire: "We were going out a long time. But he made me mad."
Me: "What did he do?"
Claire: "He was mean to Germy (Jeremy mispronounced). They were fighting so I broke up with him. Germy says that he will play with me even though I want to marry him when I grow up. But I still love Tyler and I forgive him."
Me: "So Claire, you want to marry Jeremy but you love Tyler?"
Ahhh-the joys of young love!