Ben: oh no! i’m gonna get in trouble.
Lance: it’s ok, it was just an accident.
[lance picks it up, it was only in 3 pieces, and puts it back on the table.]
Ben: but he’ll be mad.
Lance: no he won't.
[rick, Lance’s dad, comes into the kitchen.]
Rick: hi ben.
[rick notices the broken mug on the table.]
Rick: oh.. what happened?
[ben says nothing]
Lance: ben knocked over the mug on accident.
Rick: ok. let me get the mop.
Well handled, I think.
For stuff like broken cups, I usually add that I break them, too. Things break, accidents happen to grown ups and kids alike. The important thing for me is that it gets cleaned up, or, in the case of a broken glass an adult is called in to clean it up so no shards are left.
Did you have questions regarded the exchange?
"Let me see you stripped down to the bone. Let me hear you speaking just for me."