This evening at supper Ben tried to explain the difference between comedy and tragedy. The concept appeared to be over the kids' heads.
"But Daddy," our five-year-old protested, "If a boy had a mommy and daddy, and the mommy and daddy both died, and he was an orphan, that wouldn't be a tragedy."
"Well, what would you call it?" Ben asked.
"I would call it a traumady."