My niece, Joey, was crying tonight.
Joey: Some people at school think I’m mean.
Me: Who thinks you’re mean?
Joey: Some girls that don’t want to be my friend.
Me: You are not mean, Joey Blue. You are so sweet and kind.
Joey: They said they would be my friends. They made a Pinky Promise. Now they broke that Pinky Promise. It makes my heart broken
Me: Come here, my Love. Listen to me very, very carefully.
Me: I am your friend. One day when you grow up, I will be grown up too. We will be all grown up together.
Joey: We will?
Me: Yes. And when we are both grown up we will be very good friends. Forever! I will be your friend forever and ever.
Joey: Do you Pinky Promise? *extends tiny pinky to me*
Me: I Pinky Promise. And I NEVER break a Pinky Promise. *my pinky wraps around hers*
Joey: *smiles through her tears* I feel better.
Me: I love you so much, little one. You are so magical!
Joey: There is a boy in my school that is madly in love with me…
Me: What’s the boy’s name?
Joey: I don’t remember.
PS This is not a picture of Joey. This is me and her sis, Toby. Patato Potaahtoe.