Have you ever cried wolf? My kids do it all the time. Several times my youngest has come running to me shouting, “M. needs you! Come quick! It’s an emergency!” When he first started doing this, I would leap after him only to find that my middle child simply needed help putting his catapult together, or some other equally non-emergency type of thing. Usually, he just wants an extra hand. It’s not like he’s lost a hand himself. He wants my attention, doesn’t want to make the effort to come get me himself, so he tells his little brother to tell mom that it’s an emergency. This is his variation on the crying wolf theme.
But this particular son doesn’t just cry wolf…he cries Wookie.