This was a conversation I heard today:
Joe: Well where is it Michael?
Mike:I don't know. I thought it was over here.
Joe: Its not over here.
Mike:I know, I forgot where I put it.
Joe: What are you gonna do?
Mike:I'll ask Mom. MOM!!!
Mike: Did you see my frog around here?
Mom: (GROAN) No.
I did find it later. On the kitchen counter. Not moving. I called Mike. He came in and yelped for joy. He asked why it wasn't moving. I hadn't the heart to answer bluntly so I chose my words carefully; Maybe he's sleeping Mike.
Mike:Hey Joe, I found my frog, he's right here taking a nap!
There were no tears so it must have worked. Besides I have played with Mike in the sandbox before and I can assure you afterwards- you really are dead tired!