Emily: "Mommy, I have to tell you of my troubles today at school."
Emily: "Yes. I had two troubles today. The next one is just terrible" (I think she meant to say 'the second one' instead of 'the next one.')
Mommy: "Okay, Emmy. Why don't you come upstairs with me while I change."
Emily: "Well, first my glue fell out of my glue stick."
Mommy: "Oh. Okay."
Emily: "And then at snack time, the straw was missing from my juice box so my teacher haded to give me water. At least I had something to drink." (She drinks water all the time!)
Mommy: "Well, those really aren't too terrible, sweetie. There are other things that are much worse. Like what if you had thrown up at school. Or fallen down and knocked a tooth out."
Emily: "Yeah. Or if a person wearing a monster costume had eaten me."