Younger Son: “Dad, you’re supposed to be keeping me safe from the cows!”
Me: “Well, how many times have they attacked you so far?”
Thought unspoken: “Of course, the lack of cow attacks to date isn’t a reliable indicator of your safety.”*
Maybe we were just lucky.**
*Our distance from the herd and to the fence and a vague understanding of cow behaviour were better indicators.
**In this case we were simply not-ridiculously-unlucky. But he didn’t know this.