(things in parenthesis are thoughts)
"Things in double quotes are said out loud"
Maeve: "Hey :-) I'm five and I have five books for reading today!"
Mum: (something - I forget :-7 - sorry)
Dad: "And you have 5 toes on your right foot."
Maeve: ... ! "... and 5 toes on my other foot" (Daddys are so silly)
Mum: "And you have 5 fingers on your hands."
Maeve: "Oh! :-D I'm five and I have five things that are five about me! :-D"
Daddy: (Thinking oh well done Maeve :-) I like your thinking)
"Now you don't. You have six!"
Maeve: (stunned) (anger/denial/hurt/rage/...)
Kate: (! ... eh? ... ohhhh :) )
Daddy: (oops, oh dammit, oh noes, oh dear!)
Amazingly good humor prevailed immediately. Maeve's been to bed late (9pm) these evenings because of kids soccer tournament. She read me the 5 books after teatime.