Me: Oh no! Worse than the last worstest day ever? What happened?
Zaffy: I almost lost my three newest best friends.
Me: Tell me!
Zaffy: Well, my old-new best friend Sydney told my two newer best friends Brooke and Sophia, that I cut in line at the cafeteria. And they believed her!
Me: Well, did you cut in line?
Zaffy: No, I didn’t! I didn’t cut in line!
Me: Of course you didn’t. Is there more?
Zaffy: Yes. Then Brooke told the teacher that I was yelling and the teacher believed her and I got in trouble.
Me: Well, were you yelling?
Zaffy: Mom! No! I wasn’t yelling! <– she’s yelling here.
Me: Hmmm… you know, if I was accused of cutting in line when I didn’t cut in line, I might be pretty mad. I might feel like yelling.
Zaffy: Okay, I yelled. But I did it using my regular volume voice.