Young Mia, only four years old, returned home from her school complaining, ‘Mummy, I’ve got a stomach ache.’
‘That’s because your stomach is empty,’ Sarah, her mother replied kindly. ‘You’ll feel better when you have something in it.’
She made Mia a small snack and sure enough, Mia felt better immediately.
Later that afternoon Mia’s class tutor dropped by to see Sarah. While she was chatting with Mia’s mum, she mentioned she’d had a bad headache all day long.
Mia perked up straightaway and announced to her teacher, ‘That’s because it’s empty. You’d feel better if you had something in it!’