The four year old and his little sister were having the time of their lives. At a friends' house for dinner, they were free to roam about while the adults chattered around the table. And there was so much to explore.
As they ran here and there, the boy eventually stubbed his toe against a coffee table. He'd hit it hard, and left the toenail broken nearly down to the quick.
Dry eyed, he walked up to his mother, the nail beginning to ooze a bit of blood.
"Look Mom, my toe's ruined."