I have discovered that it is fun to manufacture tragedy. I will run along, intentionally plop onto the ground, then let everyone in the vicinity know that I’ve been stricken by the most unimaginable calamity. “Oh no! Fall down!” I’ll say in all earnestness. A wave of concern must undoubtedly spring forward in their consciousness, after which I feel free to get up and run around some more (and repeat the process).

I can’t help but think that people are incredibly impressed with how capably I overcome life’s obstacles. I know I am.