I need ham

        Amelia is three.  Her friend Alice is three, too.  They had fun together at yesterday’s brunch.  They had fun for a long time.  They had fun until Alice hit Amelia.  Then the fun was over, and Amelia started to cry.  Through the tears, she screamed, for all to hear, “I need ham to make me feel better!”  And that made me wonder.  What if all the grownups in the room had started to scream, too?  What if we’d all screamed out, for all to hear, “I need ____ to make me feel better?” I wonder what words would fill in all those blanks.