Upstairs, I was painting Caroline's nails. We looked out the window and saw Uncle Tom (Chuck's friend) approaching the house for his regular football-watching visit. He had no one with him.
Caroline said, "Uncle Tom is here! But Amy isn't with him. He didn't bring any girl."
I told her, "No, she's not with him. Remember that they broke up a while ago?"
Caroline remembered, "Yeah, sometimes grownups do that."
"When you go downstairs, don't bring it up, ok? He might be a little sensitive about it."
Downstairs, the guys watched football. Caroline joined them.
"Hi Uncle Tom, " she greeted.
"My mama says you don't have a girlfriend anymore."