I scold Annie for running near a moving car. As we're walking up the stairs to the apartment she says:
"Do you hate me?"
Me: "No, I don't hate you."
Annie: "Well you act like you do."
Me: "I was angry, I was scared, that's not the same as hating."
Annie: "Could you ever hate me?"
Me: "I could never hate you, not even if you...strangled a bunch of monkeys."
Annie: "Even if they were NEWBORNS?"
Me: "You wouldn't strangle a bunch of newborn monkeys, would you?"
Annie: "No, but if I did, would you hate me?"
Me: "I wouldn't hate you, but I'd wonder where I went wrong."