4yo Esmé is happily playing with a super sharp pencil in the back seat of the car. Mom is driving.
Mom: Put the pencil down, please.
Mom: Think about what would happen if I had to stop the car suddenly, like if a deer jumped in front of us. What would the pencil do? It might stab you in the arm…
Esmé: …or it might poke me in the eye. And I would be blind. But I wouldn’t be blind forever. When Jesus takes me to heaven, He could heal me, just like He healed the man born blind! That would be SO COOL!
Shifting gears to her “standing on Daddy’s hand” tricks: