Me: Geneva, you need to have a nap. Especially today because you're a little bit sick.
Geneva: But I'm not sleepy.
Me: If you lay still and close your eyes and your mouth then the medicine will work better.
Geneva: That's not true.
Me: Yes it is.
Geneva: Mom, that is not true.
Me: Yes, honey... it's true. Medicine works better if you have rest too. You can't fall asleep if your singing and playing in your bed. Please close your eyes and your mouth and take a nap.
Geneva: But I'm having a problem with my ankles.
Me: Really? Your ankles are giving you some trouble?
Geneva: Yes. My ankles are rubbing and it's making me feel the throw-ups are coming.
Me: I see. Well, be still and quiet and you might feel better.
Geneva: What are you going to do about my ankles?
Me: I'm not sure. Let's talk about it after your nap.
So, what do I tell her now???