"Hey Pappy, there's something on your... on your face..."
"...it looks kind of silly and feels funny!"
"No, no! I don't want to touch it!"
"No, no, NO, not my face!"
"Oh. That wasn't so bad...maybe just, maybe just let me touch it one more time, okay?"
"Oh I can yank it! Is that what it's for? For Everyn's to yank on??"
"It is! That's what it's for! To YANK on! It must be."
"Oh now I like it, Pappy! I like it a lot! Just don't put it on my face again, ok?? That's kind of scary..."
*A Pappy isn't a Pappy without a beard. In all my 30 years I've never seem him without it. This was a major mile marker in Ev's life: acceptance and celebration of Pappy's beard. Success!*