me: ok, nater, let's clip your nails.
nate: *wailing* nooooooo! pwease, mom! noooo! pwease, don't cwip deeeem!
me: nate, you've got raptor claws. it has to be done.
nate: but wook at my face, mom.
nate: can you see my sad eyes?
nate: i have sad eyes because you're trying to cwip my nails.
me: oh, boy.
his sad eyes were even more piercing than his raptor claws. sigh.