Excerpt from letter Mom sent to my grandparents, when I was age 7:
"She has made several friends at school. Her best girlfriend is Jessica. She's on her second 'boyfriend' who is Billy [name deleted to protect the innocent]. It seems Billy 'lets' her hold crickets (which, according to her, aren't the same as bugs). She even brags that she's the only girl in her class who will hold crickets!"
Um, I've since changed my mind, both about Billy and about crickets.