Trey, a young lad from her class, informed her that she was his girlfriend. It was such a big deal to Trey that he told his big (8 year old) sister, Sophie. Their mom, Christine, reported it to me via facebook.
So the couple is, of course, "facebook official."
I emailed this information to Ben, who did not immediately have a heart attack.
At dinner, we asked Anna June about it.
"Anna June, do you have a boyfriend?"
"Well, this afternoon, Trey said I was his girlfriend."
"How did that make you feel?"
"It made me feel silly."
"OK. Well, if you don't want to be his girlfriend you can just tell him that your parents said you're too young to have a boyfriend," I said. I thought putting the blame on us could get her out of an awkward social situation.
"I know. You've already told me that," she reminded us.
I mentioned that we would probably still think she was too young, even if she was thirty.
"You aren't allowed to have a boyfriend until after I'm dead," Ben declared.
Later that evening, Anna June was in the bathroom and called out for her dad.
I mentioned he was in the other room, and I asked what she wanted.
"I just wanted to ask him when he is going to die," she said.
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