Boy: I am afraid of dragons, snakes and pointy pencils.

Me: Well, dragons are only pretend, so you don't need to worry about them. They can't hurt you. Why are you scared of snakes?

Boy: They are slithery.

Me: Ok, well, snakes are scared of people, so usually they will hear you coming and slither away from you.

Boy: What about pointy pencils?

Me: Um... Well, if you don't like pointy pencils then just use the markers for drawing and writing.

Boy: Ok! *hurries off*

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