"Mama, if I should cry, will you wipe my tears?"
"Yes, my child. I will lend you my shoulder to weep on."
"Mama, if I should fall, will you bandage my cuts?"
"Yes, my child. I will wrap up your wounds and give tender kisses."
"Mama, if I should make a mistake, will you understand?"
"Yes, my child. I shall listen with understanding and give you my best advice."
"Mama, can I borrow the car keys to go to an overage drinking party?"
"Over my dead body, dear child."