Max: Mooooommmmmmyyyyy! Astrid poked me in the eye, really hard!

Me: I just saw it happen. She was stretching, and barely brushed your cheek.

Max: *both hands clutching eye, pretend sobbing* No, she didn’t!! She poked her finger into my eye, and it really really hurts!!! She almost poked it right out!

Me: Oh, my goodness, you’re right! I see it now! All the blood on the floor! Max, your eye is dangling out of your head!

Max: *sobbing ceases* No, it’s not.

Me: You’re right, it’s not. You’re fine.