Scene: Grace comes running downstairs screaming that Claire kicked her.
Me: (Ugh) Claire, because you kicked your sister when you were supposed to be cleaning your room, we are skipping our Harry Potter reading time tonight.
Claire: WHAT!?! I didn't kick her.
Grace: Yes you did!!
Claire: No I didn't! How do you know she's not lying? I stretched my foot out and she was just in the way.
Me: So, you did kick her.
Claire: I did not!
Me: But you just said you accidentally did.
Claire: I was lying then.
Me: So, either way you’re lying.
Claire: No. (**know-it-all tone*) Actually, I’m right either way. I did kick her AND I didn’t kick her.
Me: *dumbfounded look*
Claire: You see, I stretched my leg out to try to kick her, but I didn’t.
Me: So, you did try to kick your sister?
Claire: Yes, but I didn’t actually kick her. I tried. But I didn’t. What’s wrong with that?