Scene: The Ladybug has a gymnastics meet, and so I am talking to her and the Butterfly, trying to calm her nerves.
Ladybug: I’m so nervous about the gymnastics meet.
Me: Don’t worry. Just take a deep breath, do your best, and remember to present in the direction of the judges this time.
Ladybug: Thanks, dad.
Me: Also, if one of the other girls looks like she’s doing better than you, just shoot spit-wads at her during her routine.
Ladybug [in shock]: What?
Butterfly: Good one, Dad.
Me: And YOU [looks at the the Butterfly]… you DON’T shoot spit-wads at the other girls during the meet, alright?
Butterfly: What? Why would you say that to me?
Ladybug [still in shock]: I couldn’t do that to someone… Besides, I don’t even know how to make a spit-wad.
Butterfly: Oh, oh, oh!!! I do!! I DO!!
Me: And that’s why I say that to you.
As a an addendum…
The Ladybug took 1st Place All-Around!