Ellie banged her head on the table and came to me for some comfort. There was much hugging and then:
Mom: Well, Ellie, I don’t see any dents on your forehead. Did you dent the table?
Ellie: I don’t knooooow (still crying after only the smallest of giggles).
Mom: Well, let me see you. Look at me with both eyes.
(Ellie finished wiping her eyes and then looked at me.)
Mom: Yikes, Ellie! One of your eyes is now purple!
And then we had hysterical laughter instead of hysterical sobbing. Win!