“What’s ‘unrequited love’ mean?” That’s the opening line from my son when I picked him up from school earlier today.
As any experienced parent knows, this is the type of question that doesn’t deserve an immediate answer. It deserves another question. So I say, “Why do you ask?”
It sounds to me as if this girl may not only be more mature than my son but she also has a better vocabulary.
I start thinking about how to best answer his question and my mind veers onto the nostalgia road where I recall a few personal “unrequited love” stories from my tween/teen years. [Read more…]