"Mom, I love S---. She is the best. She is my bestest friend in the whole world!"
"I'm really happy you and S--- are such good friends, Clare."
"Yes. I love her. I'm going to marry her because I love her and she is my friend." Pause. "Mom, can girls get married, like a girl marry a girl like a girl can marry a boy?"
"Sure, baby. Why not?"