At Girl Scouts on Monday:
Girl Scout IAC, age 8: Miss Chickadee, why do you wear four rings on your ring finger?
Chick: Well, see *taking off rings and showing her* it’s really only three. One is my engagement ring and one is my wedding ring and then there is a ring that wraps around my engagement ring. It looks like two, but it’s only one.
IAC: See my ring? *shows me a ring on her index finger*
Chick: Very beautiful.
IAC: Did you know there is a difference in a wedding and being wed?
Chick: Boy did I ever! I mean, what do you mean?
IAC: See, you can be wed to someone without being married.
Chick: Is that right?
IAC: You have to be at least five to be wed. I’m wed to a boy in Kentucky. If I ever take the ring off, that means we’re broken up forever and ever.
Chick: Too bad divorce isn’t that simple, huh?
Chick: Never mind.
IAC: The boy I’m wed to? His name is Josh.
Chick: Is he a nice boy?
IAC: He’s okay for now. I’m not taking my ring off until I find someone better.
Chick: Well. Thanks for waiting.